UTSA's Henson named Conference USA Coach of the Year

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UTSA head coach Steve Henson has been named the 2018 Conference USA Gene Bartow Coach of the Year, as voted by Conference USA head coaches and media members, it was announced at a press conference on Wednesday.

Henson guided UTSA to its best finish in five years as a member of Conference USA, posting an 11-7 league record and a fifth-place showing in the regular season.  Just two years after taking over a program that had won five games, he led the team to 18 victories heading into this week's conference championship.  It marks the school's first winning season since the 2011-12 campaign. He has also helped build a strong home court advantage for the Roadrunners, going 11-3 at the Convocation Center in each of his years two seasons at the helm.

Henson becomes the second coach in UTSA history to be named conference coach of the year, joining Tim Carter, the 1999 Southland Conference Coach of the Year. The last seven C-USA Coach of the Year awards have come from seven different schools. 

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