Ex-UM QB Henson Named Yankees Coach
October 4th, 2012| by Lost Lettermen
Former Michigan quarterback and Yankees farm hand Drew Henson may be retired from being an athlete. But that’s not stopping him from coaching them.
The New York Post reported on Wednesday that Henson has been hired to be a Yankees’ assistant coach with the club’s Rookie League team in Tampa starting next year.
Henson was a highly touted farm hand with the Yankees in the early 2000s, opting to leave Michigan after his junior football season to sign a contract with the team. But he struggled soon thereafter and wound up with only nine major league at-bats before retiring from baseball in 2003.
At Michigan, Henson successfully succeeded Tom Brady as the starting QB for the 2000 season, throwing for 18 touchdowns and just four interceptions in leading the Wolverines to a share of the Big Ten title. He later spent parts of five seasons in the NFL. Drew Henson profile