Henson says the following of his decision in the school’s official announcement:
"I am so happy to be at Arizona State University. One of the things that attracted me to ASU is that Coach Graham has a track record of winning wherever he's been. And he has a track record of developing young men. Winning is important, but being involved in their lives is also what appeals to me. I know a lot of members of the current staff and they have great things to say about the university and about the Phoenix area. I came out here years ago as a guest of former ASU assistant football coach Johnny Barr and found it to be one of the best places in the country to live. I am very excited to get started."
Henson spent the 2016 season at Oklahoma State, serving on Mike Gundy’s staff as an offensive analyst. He’ll replace Chris Thomsen, who accepted a position with Texas Christian last week following four seasons as a member of Todd Graham’s staff.
Originally, Henson coached tight ends coach and served as a recruiting coordinator at Oklahoma State from 2001-04, then held the same roles with Louisiana State from 2005-08.
A six-year stint at Missouri from 2009-15 saw Henson work in multiple capacities, including offensive coordinator, offensive line coach and tight ends coach, before he rejoined the Cowboys’ staff in Stillwater, Okla., last season.
Graham’s coaching staff will feature seven members with two or fewer seasons at ASU entering the 2017 campaign. The Sun Devils still have an opening at tight ends coach after DelVaughn Alexander vacated the position to join Notre Dame’s staff last week.