Sports
4:46 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

UK Baseball Coach Gary Henderson Gets Five Year, $2M Contract

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky baseball coach Gary Henderson, who directed the Wildcats to a school-record 45-win season in 2012, has signed a new five-year contract, UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart announced Tuesday.

Henderson was named Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year after pacing the Wildcats to a record 45-win season in 2012, including the best finishes in the SEC and NCAA Tournaments in program history.  UK finished third in the SEC regular season and set school records by leading the conference for eight of 10 weeks and winning seven of its conference weekend series. 

With bonuses and incentives, the deal is worth a reported $2.1 million.