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John Henderson
John  Henderson

Associate AD / Sports Performance

Alma Mater:
Weber State '07

John Henderson was named Duquesne's associate athletic director for sports performance in August of 2016.

In his current position, Henderson, who came to DU after serving as head strength and conditioning coach at Weber State for five seasons, oversees all aspects of sports performance for DU's student-athletes.

Henderson was instrumental in developing and implementing a high performance training model integrating sports medicine with strength, nutrition, and athlete wellness while overseeing 16 sports at Weber State. A certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a certified athletic trainer through the National Athletic Trainers Association board of certification, Henderson is also certified by USA Weightlifting and a Level 1 sports performance coach.

Henderson was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Weber State from 2008-10, prior to leaving for a year to become the head athletic trainer at California State University, Monterey Bay.

Prior to his initial move to Weber State, Henderson served as the program development coordinator for Mountain Land Physical Therapy and as the director of athletic training services at BASICS Sports Medicine. He created sports medicine outreach programs and provided services for local high schools, club, and professional sports teams including serving as the head athletic trainer for a professional arena football team.

Henderson, who holds a bachelor of science degree in clinical athletic training from Weber State and a master of science degree in sports conditioning and performance from Southern Utah University, and his wife, Yvette, are the parents of two sons, Derek and Marcus.


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