This spring, the Pagosa Springs High School (PSHS) baseball team will be joined by a new coach. Robert Henderson was recently announced as the new addition to the team by Athletic Director Marcie Ham. According to Henderson, he is excited about the position and the upcoming season.
“I see a great deal of potential in the program and Pagosa Springs is a beautiful place to play baseball. We have a wonderful field to play on (when the snow melts) which we will use as a foundation to build the program,” Henderson wrote in a statement to The SUN.
Henderson’s baseball career has taken him to many places, but his love for the sport began in Kansas.
“My baseball career started in Auburn, Kansas, where I played my little league baseball. At that time, Kansas didn’t have high school so I played for my hometown’s traveling team. I grew up a Kansas City Royals’ fan and I reflect the Royals’ aggressive style of play in my coaching,” he stated.
Henderson started his teaching career in Sedalia, Missouri, where he first began working with youth baseball programs. He then moved to Nevada, Mo., where he became an assistant coach to one of Missouri’s “winningest” baseball coaches. Following his time in Nevada, Henderson then relocated to Utah, where he again served as an assistant coach. He received his first head coaching position in Fredonia, Ariz., where he started a baseball program and built both the program and the facilities from the ground up.