Jace Henderson has been promoted to a full-time position on the Nebraska women's basketball staff, assuming the new title of Director of Player Personnel, Development & Influence on July 1, Head Coach Amy Williams announced on Friday, June 30.
Henderson joined the Nebraska women's basketball program as a graduate assistant manager in August 2022, after previously serving as a full-time assistant coach at Montana in 2020-21. She also spent the 2019-20 season as a graduate assistant with the Lady Griz.
A standout student-athlete at Montana, Henderson spent four years as a women's basketball player after competing in 15 matches as a setter for the volleyball team as a true freshman in 2014-15.
As a basketball senior in 2018-19, Henderson earned second-team All-Big Sky Conference honors by averaging 12.0 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists. She hit a Big Sky-best 56.1 percent of her field goal attempts as a senior.
Henderson was a two-time team MVP and a three-time Most Inspirational Player as voted by her teammates. Overall, she played 111 games with 56 starts, totaling 722 points, 583 rebounds and 185 assists.
Henderson joined the Lady Griz in Missoula after an outstanding career as a multi-sport athlete at Billings High School. She was the 2012 and 2013 Gatorade Montana Volleyball Player of the Year - the first two-time winner in state history. She led Billings to back-to-back state volleyball titles as a junior and senior. She also finished in the top four in throws three times at the Class AA state track and field meet. Her father, Brian, was the women's basketball coach at Rocky Mountain College in Billings for 13 seasons.
She earned her bachelor's degree in organizational communication from Montana in 2019, before claiming her master's degree in public administration in 2022. She is pursuing a master's degree in educational administration at Nebraska.