Heather Henderson
Heather  Henderson

Dir. Football Operations

Alma Mater:
Mars Hill '01


Inside the Owls' Burrow, featuring WRs Coach Dan Shula

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Game Week #7, Florida Atlantic at Marshall

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Game Week #6, Florida Atlantic vs. Charlotte

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Football to Host Women’s Football 101 Clinic

Educational event also benefits FAU Military/Veteran student Scholarship Fund


Continuing Success

The athletics department also announced Spring Fest plans, which include Alfred Morris returning home to be recognized for his 2012 accomplishments

Heather Henderson joined the football staff in November of 2012 with the primary focus on assisting with on-campus recruiting. In February 2013, following the compilation of the best signing class in the program's history, Henderson began assuming more duties. She was named the director of football operations in April of 2013. As DFO, Henderson joined less than a handful of females in the position.

Henderson came to Florida Atlantic in the spring of 2004 as the Owls' head cheer coach. She brought more than 20 years of cheerleading experience. Henderson guided FAU to several top-20 national finishes including a No. 1 finish in the 2013 Cheer Limited National Tournament in the Large Co-Ed division. Henderson served as president and co-founder of CheerFormance X-Treme (CFX). CFX tailored to cheerleaders of all ages, giving personal lessons to those wanting to make an elementary, middle, high school, or all-star level squad. CFX delivered a cutting edge approach to training nearly 200 cheer athletes each year.

As a cheerleader, Henderson was a co-captain on the University of South Carolina Varsity Cheerleading squad. She also worked with several high schools in South Carolina, choreographing numerous state championship routines. Enhancing her choreographing skills, Henderson worked directly with choreographer Charissa Seaman. Henderson has television experience herself with appearance on Star Search and Showstoppers. She also received a dance scholarship to the famed L.A. Underground School of Dance.

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