Donnie Henderson

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Donnie Henderson
Personal information
Born: (1957-05-17) May 17, 1957 (age 63)
Baltimore, Maryland
Career information
College:Utah State
Career history
As coach:
Career highlights and awards

Donnie Henderson (born May 17, 1957) is an American football coach. He was most recently the defensive coordinator of the Salt Lake Stallions of the Alliance of American Football.


Henderson first joined the Jets during the 2004 NFL season.[1] In 2005, the Jets had a second-ranked defense against the |pass, but a 32nd-ranked defense against the run, which undoubtedly was one of the factors leading to the team's disappointing 4–12 record (in addition to Chad Pennington and Curtis Martin being absent for most of the season due to injury). Henderson was not kept on after head coach Herman Edwards was replaced by Eric Mangini following the season.

Henderson soon accepted the defensive coordinator position for the Detroit Lions and new head coach, Rod Marinelli. The Lions went 3–13 in 2006 and finished the season ranked 27th out of 32 in total defense. Henderson was fired from his position on January 2, 2007.

In 2010, he was hired by the Arizona Cardinals as a defensive backs coach.[2]

Henderson coached at Southern University in 2011 and was named the defensive backs coach at Syracuse University in 2012.[3] He was hired by the Buffalo Bills in 2013 to coach the defensive backs.[4] He was a coach in The Spring League in 2017.[5]

In October 2018, he was announced as the defensive coordinator for the Salt Lake Stallions of the Alliance of American Football.[6]


  1. ^ Rich Cimini (January 25, 2004). "FINALLY, JETS GET 'D' CHIEF". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2011-01-28.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Report: Cardinals hire Donnie Henderson". NBC Sports. February 22, 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-28.
  3. ^ . Syracuse Athletics Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Bills add 10 to coaching staff". Buffalo Bills. 15 January 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-01-18. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  5. ^ Seifert, Kevin (May 6, 2017). "Is Spring League an NFL springboard? It's at least a shot". Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "Erickson, Stallions stack up coaching staff". Alliance of American Football. October 11, 2018. Archived from the original on October 30, 2018. Retrieved October 29, 2018.