Legendary NMSU Aggie’s Coach, Lou Henson, Passes Away


Legendary Aggie Coach Lou Henson has passed away. Henson was the all-time leader in victories at NMSU and Illinois. He is a member of the U.S. Bank Hall of Fame and the College Basketball Hall of Fame.

Henson began his local coaching career at Las Cruces High where he coached them to three state championships. Henson had two different stints as the Aggies head coach. He had 6 teams reach the NCAA tournament and one N.I.T. team at NMSU. He had been battling a lingering illness over the last few years of his life.

NM State Aggies

One of the greatest Aggies and one greatest basketball coaches of all-time has passed away.

We love you Coach, and our thoughts are with the Henson family. Our hearts are heavy today.

#RIPLouHenson // 🐐