Robert Henderson
Robert  Henderson

Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Fayetteville State



Bowling Southern Tourney

Lady Broncos claim the CIAA Southern Division Title


2014 CIAA Bowling Championship Honors

Bobby Henderson was selected CIAA Coach of the Year for leading Fayetteville State to the Southern Division title. Aponte was chosen CIAA Rookie of the Year with a 180.03 average on the season. Fayetteville State placed a league-high four bowlers on the All-CIAA team. Ashley Cooper, Crystal Mujica, Megan Maynor (Fayetteville, NC) and Jasmin Aponte


2013 CIAA Bowling Seniors

Prior to the Second Day of the CIAA Southern Division Event, all seniors were recognized


2012 CIAA Bowling Awards

Lady Broncos receive their CIAA hardware prior to Day 1 of Bowling Championships


CIAA Southern Division Bowling Event II

Award Winners for the CIAA Southern Division Bowling Event held in Fayetteville, NC

Few coaches in Fayetteville State or CIAA history can claim the success of Bobby Henderson.

Henderson, who currently coaches the Broncos' record-setting bowling team, has worked in athletics at FSU for nearly 35 years. During that time, Henderson has served in nearly every capacity in FSU athletics. He was head softball coach from 1995-97, assistant softball coach from 1997-2007, assistant women's basketball coach from 1977-86, head women's basketball coach from 1979-81 and head junior varsity basketball coach from 1979-81. In addition to his prowess for coaching athletics, Henderson has dedicated his life to teaching.

He has been the Facility Director & a Lecturer in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Human Services since 1995 and is also director of FSU's Science and Mathematics Enrichment Program (NYSP). From 1996-2001 he was Director of Girl's Sports Clinics (NYSP) at FSU.

A 1977 graduate of FSU, Henderson obtained a Master's degree in Physical Education and Education from North Carolina Central University in 1982.

Despite a plethora of titles he's held at FSU, his most successful tenure has come during his nine years in charge of FSU's bowling program. The Broncos have won seven straight Western Division titles, the 2007 CIAA Championship and made an appearance in the NCAA Elite Eight in 2004. Since 2004, Henderson has led the Broncos to more than 74 wins per season. In 2007, FSU won a school-record 82 matches en route to the CIAA title.

In 2010, Henderson's team set several CIAA records. The Broncos tallied 10,002 total pins for team matches final CIAA Western Division Round-up. It was the first time a CIAA team has averaged 1,000 or more pins for the weekend in team play (1000.2). FSU was the only team to finish undefeated (19-0) in Baker play in 2009. The same year, FSU became the first team to average 900 or better in team score for an entire season.

Under Henderson's leadership, 25 FSU bowlers have been named to the All-CIAA team and 10 were on the CIAA Academic Honor Roll. Bobby Henderson is married to Delores Henderson and they have one son, Robert Henderson II.

2007 - 08
Record: 82-22
Western Divisional Championship
CIAA Round-up Championship
CIAA Conference Championship
NCTA - Ranked 16th

2006 - 07
Record: 77-20
Western Divisional Championship
CIAA Conference Runner-up
NCTA - Ranked 16th

2005 - 06
Record: 61-11
CIAA Western Divisional Championship

2004 - 05
Record: 64-11
Western Divisional Championship
Ranked #1 in South Region
NCAA Championship Elite Eight

Record: 34-26
3rd Place in CIAA Western Division

Record: 27-3
CIAA Western Divisional Championship

Record: 25-5
CIAA Western Divisional Championship

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