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Heather Henderson
Heather  Henderson

Dir. Football Operations

Alma Mater:
Mars Hill '01


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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.

Since 2012, Henderson has ushered the program through three head coaching changes and two complete staff changes. In the five recruiting seasons that Henderson has been with the program, the Owls have captured the top Conference USA recruiting class twice.

Team travel has been elevated in all aspects, from on-campus screening to hotel amenities, and all is attributed to the details and advanced planning. Henderson has budget oversight for the program and uses that to coordinate football events such as Senior Day, the annual football awards banquet, and on- and off-campus recruiting.

Prior to her role with football, Henderson served as FAU’s head cheer coach, a position she held from 2004-12. 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.

While coaching at FAU, the entrepreneur at heart co-founded and served as the president of CheerFormance X-Treme, which delivered a cutting-edge approach to training nearly 200 cheer athletes each year.

Additional Experience
Prior to her move to Boca Raton in 2003, Henderson served as the director of sales and marketing council for Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia, S.C.

Henderson attended both South Carolina, where she was a co-captain on the cheer team, and Mars Hill where she graduated with a B.A. in communications in 2001.

Education: B.A. in Communications, Mars Hill'01
Family: Andy (husband) and Tanner (son)

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