TCNJ’s Dawn Henderson to retire

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Dawn Henderson, the long-time head coach of the women’s basketball at The College of New Jersey, has announced she will be retiring in June 2017. The upcoming 2016-17 season will be her last.

She has been the head coach for the past 23-years and is just days away from entering into her 24th season. Henderson is also the associate director of athletics.

Dawn Henderson (Photo by the TCNJ Sports Information Office)

Dawn Henderson (Photo by the TCNJ Sports Information Office)

Last season, the Lions went 13-12 and missed out on the New Jersey Athletic Conference playoffs. They ended last season with a 65-62 win over Kean University on the road.

Henderson reportedly told her players following their exhibition game on Sunday. He has a 425-191 record at the college and has guided the team to nine NCAA championship tournament appearances.

She has 22 winning seasons and her only losing season was a 13-14 record in 2006-07.

Henderson was the NJAC Coach of the Year five times. She was also the Co-Coach of the Year twice.

Her best season came in 2008-09 when the program finished third nationally, which is the best finish in school year. That year they had the National Player of the Year in Hillary Klimowicz.

Prior to arriving at the Ewing, N.J. campus, she was the head coach at Worcester State (MA) University and Drew University. In her head coaching career, she has a 471-241 record.

She is 21st amongst active head coaches in wins and is 32nd all-time at the Division III level.

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