High School: Calhoun High
Chip Henderson participated in baseball at Calhoun High School from 1984-1986. He was awarded a baseball scholarship to Shorter College. While at Shorter, Henderson was a two-time most valuable player on defense. He was a recipient of the Joe Hackett Award for Leadership and Character. Henderson was also named Captain of the 1991 G.I.A.C. championship team.
Coach Henderson came back home to coach Calhoun High’s men’s baseball team and has compiled an incredible 503 wins and 140 loss record (21 seasons). He is the winningest baseball coach at Calhoun High School. He has coached three state championship teams (2000, 2005 and 2010) and two state runner-ups. His teams have made it to the state playoffs 19 of the past 21 years and have won 10 region championships. Twice Coach Henderson was named Chattanooga Times Free Press Baseball Coach of the Year. He has been a four-time winner of the Georgia Dugout Coach of the Year. Baseball America named the 2007 Calhoun High baseball team as the 34th ranked baseball team in America. Over 40 of his players have signed college scholarships and eight have been drafted to the professional leagues. Henderson is also an assistant softball coach at Calhoun, winners of two state championships and was twice named Georgia Assistant Coach of the Year.
As an amateur fast-pitch player, Henderson has won several awards and has played in three national tournaments. He has worked in the Calhoun City School System for 22 years. His father-in-law is Billy Shaw, who played 9 years with the Buffalo Bills and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Coach Henderson and his family are members of Trinity Baptist Church. He and his wife Cheryl reside in Calhoun. They have two daughters, Cassie and Carlie.