Mike Henderson

Mike Henderson (1968 Purcell High School Graduate)

Letterman Purcell High School Basketball (1965 - 1968)

Letterman Purcell High School Baseball (1966 - 1968)

Acknowledged by Boney Matthews and his teammates as the best PHS basketball player in the mid-1960's

In 82 total PHS Basketball games, Mike made over 48% of his FG attempts, averaged 70% from the free throw line, had 196 assists, averaged over 8 rebounds a game, and averaged 14.2 ppg

Will always be remembered for his silky-smooth, turn-around jump shot from the top of the key.

Named Basketball Homecoming King (1968)

Named All-District in Basketball and in Baseball as a Senior (1968)

Graduated from the University of Oklahoma ( 1973 )

After graduating from OU, where he served as a graduate assistant coach, Mike went to work for the railroad, but soon grew tired of that, as coaching basketball was in his blood. Not many people knew that Mike's passion for basketball would take him to 16 coaching stops over the next 38 years!

Mike began his coaching and teaching career in Peaster, TX in 1974 where he coached the boys and girls basketball teams and the golf team for one year

Mike returned to Oklahoma in 1975 where he coached boys and girls basketball at Varnum. It was this year at Varnum where Mike had his first stop in his 37 year career of coaching and teaching in Oklahoma

In 1976, Mike moved onto Mulhall-Orlando to coach boys and girls basketball for 2 years, until he made the move to Elk City in 1978 to coach the girls basketball program. From this point on, as a basketball coach, Mike coached only high school girls basketball

After leaving Elk City, Mike coached at Velma-Alma for one year and then made the move to Sharon-Mutual for the 2nd longest coaching tenure of his career, as he coached there from (1981 - 1987)

Mike's next stop in coaching was at Sterling where he won his first State Title as the fast pitch softball coach in the fall of 1987. Besides coaching girls basketball and softball at Sterling, he also coached the Sterling Volleyball team to a State Semi-Final appearance in 1989 with a (41 - 2) record

Mike's next coaching stops included Jay (1989 - 90), Sulphur (1990 - 92), and at Alva from (1992 - 96). At Alva, his teams went to four consecutive state tournaments, including one in the last year of six-on-six competition, and one the following year in the first year of five-on-five competition

After a 2-year stop in Verden, Mike moved onto Stigler where his team was finally able to to capture that long and elusive State Championship in Class 4A Girls basketball in 2002. For his efforts, Mike was named the Daily Oklahoman's (2001 - 2002) High School Girls Basketball Coach of the Year

After leaving Stigler, Mike coached at Plainview (2005 - 2007), Colbert (2007 - 08), and then returned to Mulhall-Orlando (2008 - 2011), before coaching this past year at Davis (2011 - 12)

In his 38 years of coaching experience (37 in Oklahoma), Mike's overall record is (644 - 310) which is a 67.5% winning percentage. Mike teams have 343 wins in six-on-six competition and 301 in five-on-five play. He has coached 16 twenty-win seasons and 12 Top Ten teams, and been to 6 State Tournaments during his career

For his illustrious career as a Oklahoma High School Girls Basketball Coach, Mike was inducted into the Oklahoma Girls Basketball Hall of Fame this past summer ( 2012 )