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Steven Michael Henson (born February 2, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player, who was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2nd round (44th overall) of the 1990 NBA draft. He was an assistant basketball coach at the University of Oklahoma under his former college coach Lon Kruger. On April 1, 2016, Henson was hired as the head coach at the University of Texas at San Antonio and assumed his new position after the Sooners' exit from the NCAA Tournament the following day.

Steve Henson
UTSA Roadrunners
PositionHead coach
LeagueConference USA
Personal information
Born (1968-02-02) February 2, 1968 (age 51)
Junction City, Kansas
Listed height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight177 lb (80 kg)
Career information
High schoolMcPherson (McPherson, Kansas)
CollegeKansas State (1986–1990)
NBA draft1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44th overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Playing career1990–1999
PositionPoint guard
Coaching career1999–present
Career history
As player:
19901992Milwaukee Bucks
1992La Crosse Catbirds
1992–1993Atlanta Hawks
1993Charlotte Hornets
1993–1994Rapid City Thrillers
1994Fargo-Moorhead Fever / Mexico City Aztecas
1994–1995Portland Trail Blazers
1995–1997Virtus Roma
1997–1998Grand Rapids Hoops
1998Detroit Pistons
1999Detroit Pistons
1999Scavolini Pesaro
As coach:
1999–2000Illinois (assistant)
2001–2002Atlanta Hawks (advance scout)
2002–2003Atlanta Hawks (assistant)
2003–2004South Florida (assistant)
2004–2011UNLV (assistant)
2011–2016Oklahoma (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As Player:

As Coach:

  • C-USA Coach of the Year (2018)
Career NBA statistics
Points739 (3.1 ppg)
Assists465 (2.0 apg)
Rebounds176 (0.7 rpg)
Stats at

College careerEdit

Henson played collegiately at Kansas State University, where he was named to the All-Big Eight Conference first team in 1989. He is Kansas State's all-time leader in assists, and remains in the top ten on the all-time NCAA career free throw percentage list, with a .900 mark. He was also a track and field decathlete at Kansas State.

Professional careerEdit

In six seasons in the NBA, Henson played for the Bucks, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Portland Trail Blazers, and Detroit Pistons. During his NBA career, Henson appeared in 238 games and averaged 3.1 points per game.

Coaching careerEdit

Since retiring from playing basketball, Henson has turned to coaching. He has been an assistant at Illinois, with the Atlanta Hawks, at South Florida, at UNLV and at Oklahoma.[1] After a successful 2015–16 season with the Oklahoma Sooners to the 2016 Final Four in Houston, Coach Steve Henson was announced to succeed Brooks Thompson as the new Head Coach for UTSA.

UTSA (2016-Present)Edit

In his first year of coaching, Henson engaged in a major rebuilding effort after succeeding Thompson as Head Coach. In his first year, UTSA posted a nine win improvement in the overall record, going to 14-19 and a five win improvement in Conference USA conference games to 8-10. In his second season, Henson posted a winning record for the first time since 2011-12, going 20-14 for the season and 11-7 in conference play, and being named the conference coach of the year. The UTSA Roadrunners lost in the quarterfinals of the 2018 C-USA Tournament, but secured an invite into the 2018 CIT Tournament.

Head Coaching RecordEdit


Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
UTSA Roadrunners (C-USA) (2016–Present)
2016–17 UTSA 14–19 7–11 9th
2017–18 UTSA 20–15 11–7 5th CIT Quarterfinals
2018–19 UTSA 17–15 11–7 T–2nd
UTSA: 51–49 (.510) 29–25(.537)
Total: 51–49 (.510)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ Oklahoma Sooners coaching bio, accessed May 11, 2011

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