MSM Announces New Athletic Director & Girls Head Basketball Coach

MSM Announces New Athletic Director & Girls Head Basketball Coach

Mount St. Mary Catholic High School Names New Athletic Director & Girls Basketball Coach

Mount St. Mary Catholic High School is excited to announce Richie Henderson has been named the next Rocket Athletic Director and Head Girls Basketball Coach.

Current MSM Athletic Director, Chris Crosbie recently announced his retirement. Crosbie has dedicated 38 years to high school athletics. Twenty one of those years were spent as a head baseball coach and 13 as an athletic director. Before his time in high school athletics, Crosbie spent two years as an assistant baseball coach at the collegiate level and played at Oklahoma State University. Crosbie has served the Rocket community as the athletic director for five years.

“We are so very thankful to Coach Crosbie for his commitment to Rocket athletics these past five years. He has taken the athletic department to the next level. We are thankful for his leadership and how he has grown our coaches, student-athletes and school community on and off the competition field,” said Dr. Diane Floyd, MSM Interim Principal.

Coach Henderson takes the reins from Coach Crosbie as Rocket Athletic Director starting in the 2022-2023 school year. Coming from a rich athletic background, Henderson will bring a wealth of experience to lead the Rocket athletic department. 

Athletic Director Chris Crosbie comments, “I am truly excited about the addition of Richie Henderson to our Mount family. Richie has an outstanding athletic background and is very familiar with Catholic education. I am thankful to the Rocket community for the support during my time at The Mount. The athletic department will be in good hands and I look forward to watching Coach Henderson take the department to the next level. He will also do an amazing job as the MSM Head Girls Basketball Coach for our Rockets!”

Coach Henderson began his career as an assistant coach at Oklahoma State University from 2007-2015 and spent a year as the Lead Assistant Coach at Florida Atlantic University. Most recently, Henderson has served as Head Girls Basketball Coach and Director of Student Cultivation at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School.

Coach Henderson states, “I am thankful for the opportunity to continue my career in Catholic education and to continue the mission of leading, serving and living mercy. Mount St. Mary has always had a rich tradition of excellence in education and athletics. You take a job like this because of the great people! I am honored to put on the blue and serve the Rocket community. Fly Rockets, FLY!”

Rocket basketball players were introduced to Coach Henderson at a Monday morning meeting hosted by MSM Athletic Director, Chris Crosbie and MSM Interim Principal, Dr. Diane Floyd. Coach Henderson will host a community meet and greet on Wednesday, April 27 at 6:00 pm in the MSM Commons.

Welcome to The Mount, Coach Henderson! Rocket Pride!

 

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