Duez Henderson was hired as the new head coach for the St. Louis Surge. His history of high-level competitive basketball experience along with his outstanding communication and leadership skills make him a perfect fit for the organization as they enter the GWBA this season. Duez is passionate about helping athletes become the best leaders and basketball players they can be. He brings a lot of energy to the team and knows how to create positive relationships with his players.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be named Head Coach of the Surge! Thank you to Khalia and the entire Surge organization for such a great opportunity! The Surge comes with such amazing fan support, a strong sense of community, and an organization committed to winning! It is the full package! What an exciting time to be involved as we transition into a new league! I look forward to being apart of the bright future ahead and bringing a high energy and competitive team to the court!”

Duez played his collegiate career as an Iowa Hawkeye (1998-2002), serving as a two-year starter and captain. He and his team advanced to the Sweet 16 his freshman year. His junior year campaign separated Duez as an elite player as he helped lead them to a 23-win season and a Big Ten Tournament Championship.

After graduating with a communications degree from the University of Iowa, Duez played five years of professional basketball in Germany. He led the league in scoring and rebounding four out of his five years. Duez was named the head coach of Basketball Club USC Leipzig in the European Professional Basketball League his final year abroad.

On top of owning Henderson Basketball Training, Duez also serves as the assistant coach to his wife, Randi Henderson, for the women’s basketball program at Washington University. Duez and Randi have two beautiful children, Harper and Ezekiel.

“With great fans, great players, in a great community, I look forward seeing what we can do! See you in the gym!” – Duez Henderson, Head Coach

Connect with Coach Duez on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram:
Facebook: Duez Henderson
Twitter: @duezhenderson
Instagram: @duezhenderson


“Coach Henderson is a skilled communicator and leader who will make a great fit with the Surge organization. His addition will help us continue to accelerate the growth of the program. With over 13 years across all levels including collegiate and professional coaching experience, we are confident he is the right person to get us to the next level.”  

Khalia Collier, Owner and General Manager