Patrick Henderson

Coach Henderson was recruited from McClymonds High School in Oakland, CA. He then played corner back and lettered four years for the Oregon State Beavers, from 2005-2009. After earning his degree in sociology, he joined CCC to coach the defensive line position. Patrick’s defensive back unit led the state  in interceptions (27) in 2013. In 2014, he joined the University of Southern California as a defensive graduate assistant. Patrick returned to CCC while earning his Master’s Degree in Communications Management, which was awarded in 2017.

In 2016, he assumed the roles of Associate Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator and defensive line coach. In 2017, he was promoted to Head Football Coach.

Patrick is the oldest of three younger siblings, brothers; Phillip (29), Nicholas (24) and Stanley (19). He is father to a beautiful, nine year old daughter named Payton.

Additional Coaching Experience

  • USA Football Regional Camps (2018)
  • The Opening Regional Camp (2016)
  • NFLPA All-Star Game (2016)
  • Japan’s New Era Bowl All-Star Game (2012)

Coaching Tree

  • Coach for Head Coach Alonzo Carter at Contra Costa College
  • Coached for Head Football Coach Clay Helton at USC
  • Coached for Steve Sarkisian at USC
  • Assisted Justin Wilcox, Peter Sirmon, Chris Wilson, Keith Hayward at USC
  • Played for Mike Riley at Oregon State
  • Played for Alonzo Carter at McClymonds High School

Defensive Systems Coached

  • Attacking 3-3-5 Stack/3 Deep/Man Free (Multiple)
  • 4-2-5/3 Deep/Man Free
  • 3-4/Quarters/3 Deep Fire Zones (Multiple)
  • 4-3/Quarters (Coached/Played in)

Notable Players Coached

Patrick has been an instrumental part in assisting young student-athletes in earning scholarships and transferring to universities. Contra Costa’s football program averages eight to twelve players a year transitioning to four-year universities, including notables like UCLA’s Takkarist McKinley, who was a first round draft pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

The time spent at USC allowed Coach Henderson the opportunity to work with and coach some great talent, like 2017 first round NFL draft pick Adoree Jackson (CB,) 2017 second round NFL draft pick, JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR,) and 2016 first round NFL draft pick Leonard Williams (DL,) just to name a few.