A story in Friday’s Ventura, Calif., Star reports that Josh Henderson is leaving as coach of the Grace Brethren High School football team in Simi Valley, Calif. Henderson is credited with transforming the Christian school into a football powerhouse. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Grace Brethren High School is a ministry of Grace Church, Simi Valley (Jordan Bakker, senior pastor).
Football coach Josh Henderson will leave Grace Brethren at end of abbreviated season
Josh Henderson considers his decade-long success at Grace Brethren High about much more than football.
“We’ve won football games to be sure, but we’ve also established a discipleship for the players in our program that to me is very important,” he says. “We’re very proud of what we’ve done. God and family are everything to me, and I know that God has given me signs over the past six months as to what’s next for me.”
Henderson said the next phase of his life will be without the football program from the small school that he helped transform into a big-time powerhouse.
Grace Brethren High announced Wednesday that Henderson will step down as head coach at the conclusion of the abbreviated 2021 season. A campaign scuttled last fall by the COVID-19 pandemic has now been cleared to launch.