|96-53||Record through first five seasons||49-21||Ivy League record through first five seasons||3||NCAA Tournaments as a player||1||Ivy League Player of the Year honoree as head coach||11||All-Ivy League honorees as head coach|
Mitch Henderson ’98, who has won more games through his first five seasons than all but one coach in program history won in their first five campaigns, completed his fifth season as the Franklin C. Cappon-Edward G. Green ’40 head coach of Princeton men’s basketball in 2015-16.
Henderson returned to Princeton as the program’s head coach on April 20, 2011 following 11 seasons as an assistant coach at Northwestern under his former coach at Princeton, Bill Carmody.
The following season, in 1997, Henderson and the Tigers won 19 games in a row on the way to a 14-0 Ivy League season in the first campaign under Bill Carmody following the retirement of Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame head coach Pete Carril. Princeton drew California in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and came up just three points short, something the team wouldn’t do the next year.
Henderson earned second-team All-Ivy League honors in 1998 and an All-Ivy honorable mention in 1997. He is sixth in career assists in school history with 304 and ninth in career steals with 142. During his senior season, Henderson was a team co-captain and a co-winner of the B.F. Bunn Trophy, Princeton's most prized annual men's basketball award, sharing both with classmate Steve Goodrich.
In his work with Coaches vs. Cancer, Henderson has traveled to New York and Washington advocating for cancer awareness and research. Within the Princeton community, Henderson gives his time as a fellow at the university's Forbes College, one of six residential colleges on campus. His dedication to community involvement extends to the team, which makes visits to the Princeton YMCA to play basketball with local children.
A 1994 alumnus of Culver Military Academy in Culver, Ind., Henderson was the school's first 12-time letterwinner, competing in football, basketball and baseball. Henderson was drafted by the New York Yankees as an outfielder with the 24th pick of the 29th round, 815th overall, in 1994.
Henderson resides in Princeton with his wife Ashley, son Theo and daughter Pippa.
|Total at Princeton||96-53||49-21|
Princeton University, B.A. Economics, 1998
Princeton University, 1994-98
Princeton University, Head Coach (2011-present)
Northwestern University, Assistant Coach (2000-11)