Josh Henson has been named offensive coordinator, and Andy Hill has been named associate head coach, and will now coach quarterbacks. Prior to the start of the mens’ basketball game, Henson was available for the media. You can watch the video below.
Henson, 37, has been Mizzou’s co-offensive line coach since joining the MU staff from LSU prior to the 2009 season. Six of his offensive line pupils at MU have won all-star honors nine times in his tenure, including the most recent being true freshman guard Evan Boehm, who was named a 1st-Team Freshman All-American by College Football News following the recently completed season. Mizzou’s offensive line helped pave the way to a conference team rushing title in 2011 (ranking 9th nationally), and also to a final national rank of 12th in total offense (475.54 ypg).
Hill, 50, just finished his 17th season on the Tiger sideline. Hill has a long-standing track record of coaching and recruiting success at Mizzou, and he’s helped develop three 1st-Team All-Americans in the past five seasons – WR Jeremy Maclin, WR Danario Alexander and TE Michael Egnew. He has been part of Gary Pinkel’s staff for all 12 seasons at Mizzou, after serving for five seasons (1996-2000) on former Coach Larry Smith’s staff.
“I’m excited for both Josh and Andy, and for our team,” said Pinkel. “They are both deserving of these opportunities and I’m confident that they are going to do great things to move our program forward. Josh has been a key part of our system for four years and he will bring his own style to how we will operate. Andy is an outstanding teacher of the game. His experience and knowledge of our complex passing game, as well as his energy and drive, will translate well, and will give him a unique perspective that he’ll bring to the quarterback position group.”
Henson spent four years prior to MU at LSU, where he coached tight ends and was recruiting coordinator for four classes which ranked among the top 10 in the nation, from 2005-08. Prior to that, he held the same role at Oklahoma State, his alma mater, from 2001-04. A native of Tuttle, Okla., Henson was an offensive lineman for the Cowboys (1993-97), and earned his degree from OSU in 1998.