Katie Abrahamson-Henderson has two daughters Savannah and Brooklyn in the family. Abrahamson is a head coach for Georgia Bulldogs Womens Basketball.
The Georgia Lady Bulldogs head coach comes from a clan of athletes, with her partner being a former basketball player. Her offspring are also walking down the same path as they look to build their careers in basketball.
Katie has a celebrated playing career before entering the coaching role. She played for Georgia and Iowa women's basketball teams back then.
Although she initially thought of being a fitness planner post her playing days, she was allured into taking the role of graduate assistant coach at Duquesne Dukes back in 1990.
It all started from there, and since then she has been actively involved in either an assistant or HC role for more than thirty years. Katie served for Maine, Iowa State, Michigan State, Missouri State, Washington Huskies, Indiana Hoosiers, Albany Great Danes, and UCF Knights.
After relishing a six-year successful stint as the head coach of the UCF Knights from 2016 to 2022, ABE returned to her alma mater last year. In 2023, she took Bulldogs to the second round of March Madness losing to Lisa Bluder's Iowa Hawkeyes.
Katie Abrahamson-Henderson Husband
Katie Abrahamson-Henderson husband Michael Henderson is a former NBA player with New York Knicks. Katie and Michael have been married for over two decades.
Katie first met Michael in Miami, where she played at a Pro-Am event and Mike was refereeing the men's side. During an interview, the prominent coach revealed she was the one who proposed first, and it all started from there.
Katie has repeatedly spoken publicly about her partner's influence throughout the years. She has opened up about being blessed to be with someone who adores, cares and supports her in every step of her life.
The Georgia women's basketball head coach is pretty active on Twitter. She has shared a few photos of the Henderson couple visiting various places, meeting some renowned athletes, and attending dinner frequently.
She also mentioned spending time with her better half and playing golf as one of her favorite go-to activities during the breaks from her hectic basketball schedule.
Michael Led LIU Post
Michael was born in Brooklyn and graduated from Long Island University in 1984. He scored 1,173 points in three seasons (1981–84) for the LIU Post basketball team.
Henderson averaged 14.6 points and 8.1 rebounds per game while leading LIU to two NCAA tournaments. He then became the seventh player in the history of LIU Post to reach the 1,000-point landmark.
Mike was a 3-time Big Apple Conference All-Star and a 2-time Big Apple Conference Champion. On top of that, he was also drafted by New York Knicks as the 223rd overall pick of the 1984 NBA Draft.
His other accolades include claiming Metropolitan Area and Eastern Basketball All-Star recognition during his time as a pioneer. Michael later joined the Harlem Globetrotters and achieved some success there as well.
Katie Abrahamson-Henderson Children
The Washington Warriors Hall of Fame Abrahamson has two children, daughters Savannah Henderson and Brooklyn Henderson.
The genes for athleticism runs through their heritage as both of her children share the same interest in basketball.
The elder kid Savannah plays guard for Georgia Lady Bulldogs, whereas Brooklyn is a junior in high school.
ABE is close to her kids, as she understands the importance of a mentor in their lives. She not only looks to develop self-confidence in them but also thrusts to provide them with a sense of purpose for a brighter future.
Savannah Is A Star In Making For Bulldogs
Savannah was born on July 12 in Orlando, Florida. The 6 feet 3 inches tall freshman is looking to excel under the direction of her mom aka coach Henderson.
Savannah started brightly, becoming the team’s best 3-point shooter through her first four games of her debut season. She played over 17 minutes in her collegiate opener against Coastal Carolina last season.
However, her promising start was cut short after she caught an injury against Georgia Tech and missed the remainder of the season. With the commencement of the new season, she hopes to reach even greater heights and lead the Bulldogs to glory.
She prepped at Timber Creek high school before joining Georgia's women's basketball team.
Savannah was ranked as the No. 41 overall prospect and No. 10 wing player nationally by ESPN. She completed her high school career with 1,094 career points becoming Timber Creek’s all-time leading scorer.
Her other significant accolades include becoming Donald's All-America Nominee, playing for the Central Florida Elite AAU team, and being rated a four-star product by ESPN and Prospects Nation.
Katie Abrahamson-Henderson Childhood Growing Up
Katie Henderson parents are Theanne Henderson and Lee Henderson. She was born to them on 23 December 1966 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Lee played college basketball at Coe College in Iowa, whereas Theanne was an emergency room nurse back in the day. Katie has three siblings, two sisters Keri and Kristin and one brother Kent.
Keri and Kristin are older than her whereas Kent is the youngest.
Her older sisters were into swimming, and they inspired ABE as she grew up as a competitive swimmer. She won the 50-yard freestyle, the 100-yard freestyle, and the freestyle relay while competing in the Iowa State Championships during high school.
However, everything changed when her father passed away from a heart attack when she was only 12. Lee always wanted to see Katie pursue a career in basketball with the mesmerizing height she was blessed with.
After that unfortunate incident, she was determined to fulfill her dad's dream. Although she could quickly have prospered in her swimming career with the talent she possessed, she opted to focus on basketball.
Katie joined the University of Georgia in 1986 and played for Lady Bulldogs. She stood up for the team in her first year and played a vital role in guiding them to the Southeastern Conference title.
After playing for a few seasons there, she returned to her home state Iowa in 1988. She represented the Iowa Hawkeyes for a few seasons before advancing to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen as a senior.
Coach Katie Abrahmson-Henderson has a salary of $950,000 per year, along with other bonuses and incentives.
Despite achieving scintillating success at various levels for nearly four decades, Katie still has that hunger and determination left in her as she continues to make a valuable impact on the Georgia women's basketball team.