Katie Abrahamson-Henderson enters her second season as the associate head coach at Indiana. She joined the women's basketball staff after spending the 2007-08 season as an assistant coach at the University of Washington.
Prior to her time with the Huskies, Abrahamson-Henderson compiled a 95-61 (.609) record in five seasons as the head coach at Missouri State and led the Lady Bears to two regular season Missouri Valley Conference championships, three postseason MVC Tournament championships, three appearances in the NCAA Tournament and a WNIT championship. She tutored two MVC Players of the Year, 11 MVC all-conference honorees and 13 players who earned MVC scholar-athlete honors. The former Lady Bears coach is the third-winningest women's basketball coach in Missouri State history.
Prior to her stint at Missouri State, Abrahamson-Henderson served as associate head coach under (current Duke head coach) Joanne P. McCallie at Michigan State from 2000-2002. She, along with Legette-Jack, helped lead a resurgence of the Spartan program as the team went from 10-10 in 2000-01 to 19-13 and the WNIT semifinals the next season.
A 1990 graduate of the University of Iowa, Abrahamson-Henderson began her coaching career as an assistant at Duquesne for two seasons before moving to the University of Maine under McCallie from 1992-94. From 1994-2000 Abrahamson-Henderson served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for head coach Bill Fennelly at Iowa State. During her tenure at ISU, she was a significant contributor to three-straight 20-win campaigns, and helped guide the Cyclones to a 94-34 record and four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances.
An accomplished student-athlete, Abrahamson-Henderson played two seasons at the University of Georgia before transferring to Iowa to compete for coach C. Vivian Stringer. While at Iowa, she was a member of two Big Ten Conference championships teams and played in the NCAA Sweet 16. While a freshman at Georgia, she helped lead the Bulldogs to a Southeastern Conference title in 1986. Following her collegiate career, Abrahamson-Henderson played one season professionally in New Zealand.
A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she was listed as one of the top five players in the country as a prep, Abrahamson-Henderson and her husband, Michael, have two daughters, Savannah and Brooklyn.
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