Keaton Henson enters his first season as a volunteer assistant coach with the SFA soccer program in 2014.
Henson is already familiar with the Southland Conference, coming directly from Sam Houston State where he served as a graduate assistant. Henson helped direct the Bearkat defense in 2013, tying the most shutouts in program history with eight. Henson served as the recruiting coordinator.
Henson will also be involved in the Nacogdoches youth soccer community on several fronts. He has been named the Technical Director of the Texans and Challenge-Pines divisions and will assist with training sessions for the Nacogdoches Youth Soccer Association (NYSA).
Henson has spent the last four years with the Challenge and Texans soccer clubs, working with youth soccer players of all ages in Houston and in College Station. In 2013, Henson was promoted to interim Director of Coaching for the Challenge-Aggieland division, where he oversaw player development and club operations for the College Station community.
An active member of the USYSA Region III Olympic Development Program-State Coach, Henson helps identify premier talent in South Texas. He holds a USSF "D" license, a USSF National Youth License, and a NSCAA National Goalkeeper Diploma.
Henson earned his Bachelor's of science degree in leadership development from Texas A&M in 2013, where he also worked closely with the Aggie women's soccer program and current SFA head coach Wally Crittenden.
Head coach Wally Crittenden on Keaton's hiring:
"It is great to round out our coaching staff as we head into the 2014 season. Keaton is a high energy and dynamic coach. He has been fortunate to be around some great coaches over the past couple of years and he has had a role in the achievements of those programs. I have worked with Keaton both at the collegiate and at the club level and am really excited about the experience and energy he will bring to our team and to the Nacogdoches community."