Lou Henson
American basketball player
Lou Henson
Lou Henson is a former collegiate basketball coach. He retired as the all time leader in victories at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with 423 victories and New Mexico State with 289 victories. Overall he had 779 victories, putting him in sixth place on the all-time list. Henson began his coaching career at Las Cruces High School in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Henson was head coach of the varsity for four seasons, and won state championships in 1959, 1960, and 1961.
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Henson, Havlicek among those headed into college hoops Hall
Yahoo News - about 2 years
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — When he arrived at Illinois in 1975, the first thing Lou Henson did was preach patience.
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Illini put on highlight show - Herald & Review
Google News - over 5 years
The school's men's basketball coach, Scott Nagy, is the son of longtime Illini assistant coach Dick Nagy, who was a prominent member of Lou Henson's Illini staff. And the school's president, David Chicoine, spent nearly 30 years at the University of
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Illini AD gets busy on lengthy to-do list - Herald & Review
Google News - over 5 years
That man: Former Illini basketball coach Lou Henson. With Henson and wife Mary flying back to their seasonal home in Las Cruces, NM on Tuesday, the large ranch house would have been sitting empty, so why not invite the new AD to make use of the space?
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This Week in the Big Ten - Big Ten Conference
Google News - over 5 years
The 12-episode series will stretch into the winter, and profile one coach from every Big Ten school, including Illinois' Lou Henson, Iowa's Dan Gable, Indiana's Bob Knight, Michigan's Bo Schembechler, Michigan State's Jud Heathcote, Minnesota's Herb
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SDSU Extends Fisher, Dutcher Named Hoops Coach in Waiting - The Official Site of Aztec Athletics
Google News - over 5 years
He then spent one season at the prep level before becoming a graduate assistant at Illinois for Lou Henson, where the Illini won a Big Ten championship, appeared in the Sweet 16 twice and advanced to one regional final. Dutcher earned his first
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College Basketball Predictions: Power Ranking the Top 20 Mid-Major Players - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Wright was also named to the 2011 Lou Henson (mid-major) All-American team. Foster hit for at least double figures in all but two of the Broncos' 2010-11 games. Foster helped Santa Clara defeat Iona for the CollegeInsider.com tourney final,
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Scrimmage, Alumni Game lived up to hype (link) - IlliniBoard.com (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
I also wondered where Lou Henson was(?). It was the most fun I have had at an IL BB game in a long time. It also was a reminder of how long it has been since we were a powerhouse in the Big 10. I went to the varsity scrimmage and also the Alumni game
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Self and a host of other greats returning for alumni events - Alton Telegraph
Google News - over 5 years
Lou Henson had Illini basketball on a roll in the 1980s ...his teams receiving six straight NCAA top four seeds and 11 consecutive plus-.500 finishes in the Big Ten. But Big Ten titles were scarce. In nearly a half-century, from 1953 through 2000,
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Dr. John Giannini - La Salle University Athletics
Google News - over 5 years
Before becoming the head coach at Rowan, Giannini served on Lou Henson's staff at the University of Illinois from 1987-89. In his two seasons as a graduate assistant, the Illini made two trips to the NCAA Tournament including a Final Four appearance in
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Williams, Illinois greats coming to Assembly Hall - Herald & Review
Google News - over 5 years
"Coach (Lou) Henson was invited back, too, but couldn't make it this time because of a family reunion," Weber said. "I'm happy both (Self and Kruger) are coming back and staying part of the program. "We played both of them in the NCAA Tournament last
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Bill Self, Lon Kruger to attend Illini alumni event - KUsports
Google News - over 5 years
The Illini's true legacy with Lou Henson is something to fear and flee. Self is the greatest Eddie Baller of his generation. Period. Kruger is the greatest Jack Hartman Baller of his. Period. Starting this season, twice each season, and probably a
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Former coach Lou Henson maintains love of basketball, Illini - Rockford Register Star
Google News - over 5 years
Former Illinois basketball head coach Lou Henson and his wife, Mary, in their home in Champaign, Ill., Thursday, June 16, 2011. Henson retired as head coach of Illinois in 1996, after 21 seasons at the helm. By John Supinie CHAMPAIGN — For 35 years,
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Illini hoops solid, but titles elusive - Omaha World-Herald
Google News - over 5 years
On the hardwood, Iowa, Purdue and Michigan State aren't popular in Champaign. But Indiana is Enemy No. 1. Lou Henson and Bob Knight staged some great battles in the '80s. From a nonconference standpoint, Illinois and Nebraska have something in common
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'Magic' in the barrio - Las Cruces Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
“I've worked with great coaches like Don Haskins and Lou Henson, but getting to know Rocky Galarza made me rethink my priorities as a coach,” said Bradburd, who doesn't keep any of the money raised for the camp. “He helped me reconnect with why I got
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Lou Henson Guest for Lanark Parade - WIFR
Google News - over 5 years
Former Head Coach of the University of Illinois Fighting Illini basketball team, Lou Henson will be ride the parade with his wife Mary, a Lanark native. He will also hold an autograph session afterward. Henson and his brother worked summers at the
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Butler guard an option for Bulls - Chicago Daily Herald
Google News - over 5 years
As a junior, Benson was named the Lou Henson mid-major player of the year. As a senior, he averaged 17.9 points, 10.1 rebounds and 3.6 blocks. He has the skills and athleticism to be an NBA contributor and could add to the Bulls' depth on the front
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Local Roundup: NAU's Jones works out with Suns - Arizona Daily Sun
Google News - over 5 years
He was a unanimous selection to the All-Big Sky First Team and selected to the Lou Henson All-America Team presented by CollegeInsider.com. He was also a NABC All-District 6 Second-Team selection, was a finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award and
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Brian Cardinal — and dad, Rod — enjoying his time in spotlight - Herald & Review (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Brian was a one-time ball boy for coach Lou Henson and was 11 years old when he got to hang around with the famous Flyin' Illini team. At the time, Rod was taping ankles, keeping track of everyone's aches and pains and serving as an unofficial
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lou Henson
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 83
    In July 2015, Henson once again entered chemotherapy for "bone marrow problems."
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    On February 17, 2015, Henson was selected as a member of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
    More Details Hide Details In August 2015, prior to the reopening of the newly renovated State Farm Center at the University of Illinois, the hardwood floor was dedicated and renamed Lou Henson Court in his honor.
  • 2014
    Age 82
    Henson "returned to coaching" at age 82 as coach of the New Mexico House of Representatives team in a charity contest versus the New Mexico State Senate team on February 7, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details ‡ NMSU ineligible for conference championship
  • 2007
    Age 75
    In July 2007, Henson announced that he was again undergoing chemotherapy for the same strain of lymphoma that he had battled four years previously.
    More Details Hide Details He was undergoing treatment in Champaign, Illinois, where he lives in the summer.
  • 2005
    Age 73
    † Henson resigned on January 22, 2005 and was replaced that day by interim head coach Tony Stubblefield; their collective record in the 2004–05 season was 6–24 (1–14 Sun Belt) for a sixth place finish in the Sun Belt West division.
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  • 2004
    Age 72
    He retired for good midway through the 2004–05 season due to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
    More Details Hide Details His second stint allowed him to regain his standing as New Mexico State's all-time winningest coach, passing McCarthy.
  • 1998
    Age 66
    His 1998–99 team won the Big West regular season and tournament titles—notably, the first time in Henson's career that he had won a conference tournament.
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  • 1997
    Age 65
    In 1997, Henson returned to New Mexico State as interim head coach after Neil McCarthy was abruptly fired before the start of the season.
    More Details Hide Details Henson wanted to donate his time, but was told that state law didn't allow him to coach for free. He finally accepted a nominal salary of $1 per month. After a successful season, he was given his old job back on a permanent basis.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1989
    Age 57
    He would lead the Fighting Illini to the 1989 Final Four.
    More Details Hide Details In 21 years at Illinois, Henson garnered 423 wins and 224 losses (.654 winning percentage), and with a record of 214 wins and 164 losses (.567) in Big Ten Conference games. The 214 wins in Big Ten games were the third highest total ever at the time of his retirement. At Illinois, Henson coached many future NBA players, including Eddie Johnson, Derek Harper, Ken Norman, Nick Anderson, Kendall Gill, Kenny Battle, Marcus Liberty, Steve Bardo, and Kiwane Garris and was known for his trademark, Lou-Do.
  • FORTIES
  • 1975
    Age 43
    In 1975, Henson moved to the University of Illinois to replace Gene Bartow, after Bartow left Illinois to replace John Wooden at UCLA.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1970
    Age 38
    In 1970, Henson would help lead the Aggies to the Final Four for the only time in the school's history.
    More Details Hide Details Henson and future NBA players Jimmy Collins, Sam Lacey, and Charlie Criss lost in the tournament semifinal to eventual champion UCLA, the third time in three years the Aggies lost to UCLA in the tournament. Henson coached at New Mexico State for nine seasons, with six trips to the NCAA Tournament and four twenty-win seasons.
  • 1966
    Age 34
    In 1966, he took over at his alma mater, New Mexico State University.
    More Details Hide Details In his first season at NMSU, the Aggies rebounded from a 4–22 record in the prior season to finish 15–11 and went to the NCAA Tournament.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1953
    Age 21
    He lettered in basketball for the New Mexico A&M Aggies from 1953 to 1955 and graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1955 and master's degree in 1956.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1951
    Age 19
    Born in Okay, Oklahoma, Henson graduated from Okay High School in 1951 and matriculated at Connors Junior College before transferring to New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (New Mexico A&M, now New Mexico State University).
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1932
    Age 0
    Born on January 10, 1932.
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