Boise State men's basketball participated in a press conference and an open practice at the NCAA Tournament First Round.
Boise State defeated Air Force 80-68 March 12, 2015, in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Championship.
Boise State vs. New Mexico
Danny Henderson is in his second season as an assistant coach with the Boise State men's basketball team after being hired April 22, 2013.
Henderson is responsible for defensive game plans and works individually with the Bronco post players.
Boise State went 21-13 in his debut season (2013-14), and enters the 2015 NCAA Tournament with a record of 25-8 – tied for the most victories in a single season in school history. Henderson helped lead Boise State to the Mountain West Championship this year, the Broncos’ first conference title since joining the league in 2011-12.
Known primarily for its prolific scoring offense, Boise State made its mark on the defensive end in 2014-15, holding a school-record nine opponents to fewer than 50 points. Included were five of the last 10 teams to face Boise State, which concluded the regular season allowing just 60.3 points per game. The mark ranked 35th nationally entering the NCAA Tournament, and helped provide a scoring margin of plus-10.5, the nation’s 22nd-best mark.
In 2013-14, Bronco center Ryan Watkins averaged a double-double with 11.9 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. Watkins led the NCAA in total offensive rebounds (170) and offensive rebounds per game (5.0). He became the third Bronco all-time to average a double-double for a season, and the first since 1971-72.
Prior to coming to Boise State, Henderson went 708-172 (.805) in 25 years as a prep head coach in Texas, and was named 2012 MaxPreps National Coach of the Year while at Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas.
Henderson, who spent the 2012-13 season as the head coach at Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas, combined to win four state championships and made seven semifinal appearances in the state tournament.
Throughout his career, Henderson garnered several coaching awards, and was a finalist for Naismith National High School Coach of the Year. He was also named TABC Texas Coach of the Year, Texas Sportswriters Coach of the Year and Southwest United States Coach of the Year.
He began his head coaching career at Liberty Hill High School near Austin, Texas, in 1988, and moved on to Peaster High School in 1993. He became the head coach at Marcus HS in 2009, before accepting the head coaching position at Duncanville.
Henderson earned a bachelor's in history and physical education, and a master's in education - both from Austin College.