By Olivia Russell, WAVE 3 News Intern
LEXINGTON, KY, (WAVE) - After eight years leading the University of Kentucky baseball team, Gary Henderson has resigned as head coach.
"It has been an honor and a distinct privilege to represent the University of Kentucky as head baseball coach," Henderson said in a statement announcing his resignation. "It has been a source of pride to compete in the SEC for 17 years, including the last 13 at Kentucky."
Before becoming head coach Henderson was an assistant coach at UK for five years.
"I am deeply appreciative of the contributions Gary Henderson made during his time here," said Mitch Barnhart, UK Director of Athletics. "He has poured his heart and soul into Kentucky baseball, giving us many of the best seasons and most thrilling moments in our history while competing in the most difficult league in America. He has conducted himself and the program with honor and integrity."
Henderson compiled a 258-199 record during his time as head coach, as well as pushing his team to several semesters of team grade-point averages over 3.0.
He leaves the program as the fastest coach to reach 200 wins in school history.
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