As expected, Southern Illinois has promoted Ken Henderson from associate head coach to interim head coach for the 2011 season. Henderson, 50, succeeds his longtime friend Dan Callahan, who passed away on Nov. 15. Henderson has spent the last 20 years on the Salukis' coaching staff.
"I'm honored and humbled to be asked to lead the Saluki baseball program," Henderson said in a release. "I'm looking forward to continue working with the team we have this year, as they have a lot of talent and thus far have done everything we have asked of them."
Henderson has once before served as interim head coach for the Salukis. He was appointed that title midway through the 1994 season and led the team to a 12-8 record the rest of the way. Henderson guided Southern Illinois to a winning season after the club started the year winning just 15 of its first 33 games.
In his 26 years at the Division I level, which included three-year stints at Kansas State (1984-86) and Oral Roberts (1987-89), Henderson has helped guide his teams to a 744-711-2 record.
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