12 months ago
While nothing is confirmed, a source close to Flowrestling tells us that Sammie Henson may be headed back to Missouri to be an assistant coach. If this indeed does hold to be true what are your thoughts on Henson heading back to his home state to coach? Matt Pell was the head assistant and stepped down from that role at the end of this past season for family reasons.
As we know Sammie Henson has been to a number of different schools to coach at and his role in the success at those schools was evident. Most recently he coached at Oklahoma and while he was there we saw that school turn around a tough time they had been having. Sammie Henson grew up just outside of St. Louis and competed at Missouri for the beginning of his college career where he earned All-American honors as a freshman before transferiing to Clemson where he won 2 NCAA titles. In 1998 he won a world title and in 2000 he was silver at the Olympic games.
Sammie has worked hard on toning down the insanity, plus he's learned how to read. I think he's now ready to run a program.
it's posted on the missouriwrestling.com message boards earlier this week
Henson has made mistakes years ago, we all have. Does he go over board sometimes, Yes, but overall he is a great asset to ANY organization, He brings a very hi level of intensity and work ethic every day to work with him. Sammie is older now and wiser now, has made changes and truly wants the best for the kids he coaches. Its clearly time for some of you haters out there that obviously are ignorant to let go of old grudges and forgive the past. Sammie will help the Tigers be more intense and push themselves harder weekly, which equals more wins, period!!!! I could very easily see him taking over at Mizzou when the time comes and the head coaching job becomes available!
Lifelong assistant-always a bridesmaid never the bride! I think when people unbiased enough look at the facts they see that Henson has had multiple opportunities at multiple top tier universities and yet has never been granted the opportunity to be the face of the program "officially". Multiple schools, one coach, two-three years and moving on...what's the common unstable thread here? Funny that "Good Stuff" mentions Henson and "class" in the same sentence-that is the definition of irony!
It's reassuring to see that a Clemson NCAA champ will keep his coaching teeth sharpened in time for the rumored reinstatement of NCAA D-1 wrestling at Coach Henson's alma mater in Clemson, South Carolina.
Just saw that Mizzou named Shavrien and Ellis as asst coaches. With Johnston already there, I would be surprised if they added Henson as well.
This will be great for mizzou! As far as TC goes. I think it shows TC as well as Henson have a ton of class. I'm sure TC would have gone any place Henson was but Henson didn't use that. He got TC where he needed to be and worked with Mizzou on his own Merritt.
I'm sure he is capable of running a program on his own. Think about it. Hes older and more mature. He brings discipline focus and pride where ever he goes. It's challenging to be an assistant that clearly out classes the head coach like his last few assignments.
It's going to be great!
While this is good for Mizzou (if it's true) - this is actually bad for Sammie. He does a great job of coaching, and his wrestlers love him, but i don't see this job turning into more than it already is - ASSISTANT. He needs to find a head coaching job, even if it is at a small school - which would be a waste given his credentials. I wish him the best.
I hope it's true and I hope even more that he has a long and successful stay there. Welcome home (if in fact true)!
Wasn't Sammy dismissed from Mizzou for disciplinary reasons as an underclassman? Pretty ironic (for lack of a better term) that they would bring him back as an asst. coach after something like that. Forgive and forget I guess.
This is hilarious if this is true... Tyler Caldwell swore he would wrestle for nobody but Sammie Henson. Everybody criticized TC in not being loyal to a program but in reality he is just super loyal to Sammie. And while at the time it seemed Sammie wouldn't have a job by the time TC rejoined the college ranks, TC signs with OSU. But now with Sammie possibly coaching against his #1 boy? Ironic!
Sammie ran OU program without the title for two years! think he would be a great head coach someday. Right now great for the Tigers.
Good enough news to repeat, lol!
Sammie will be a great addition to the MIZZOU Staff for his expertise, intensity and draw for recruitment of top high school talent. Welcome home Sammie.
Sammie will be a great addition to the MIZZOU Staff for his expertise, intensity and draw for recruitment of top high school talent. Welcomw home Sammie.
The BULL will help that program rise to the top, he brings energy and enthusiasm to where ever he goes! Eye of the TIGER!!!
if this is true i wouldn't be suprised to see alan waters at the top of the podium in march...
Great... not sure if he is capable of ever running a program himself, though I would like to see him given the opportunity. He sure adds energy to the room and his knowlege and passion for the sport can not be topped. We need him training our college wrestlers.
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