Gordon Henderson - Ohio Youth Soccer Director of Coaching
Born in Hamilton, Scotland, Gordon Henderson spent his youth playing soccer with East Fife FC and participated in the National Program both as a youth and college player. Henderson transitioned to a coaching position with Raith Rovers after the manager learned of his teaching and physical education background as an advisory role. He found himself running pre-season physical and physiological developmental program, while working toward SFA National coaching badges. In 1991 Henderson made the move to the United States and settled in as a teacher while working on USSF National Coaching Licenses, receiving his A badge in 1994 and a MA in Education.
Then Henderson took to the college ranks and started programs at North Dakota State University, Idaho State University and reinvigorated the program at the University of Arkansas. As a successful college coach he experienced six NCAA appearances while tallying the most wins at each university.
While bolstering collegiate programs he was also Educating youth soccer teams and assisting license courses in MN, ND, ID and AR. Henderson was then hired by Ohio South Youth Soccer where he is the Director of coaching, the position he holds today.