Millbrook Men’s Club Conrad Henderson Memorial Scholarship
Conrad Henderson was born in Greenville, Alabama on February 2, 1930. He was the 6th of eleven children. He worked on the family farm and learned the value of hard work. He graduated from Greenville High School in 1950 after playing football and baseball. He had a great passion for sports and enjoyed working as a teammate.
He joined the National Guard in Greenville and was called to active duty where he served in the Korean War from 1951 to 1952. He remained in the National Guard for 34 years retiring as a Chief Warrant Office 4.
In 1951 he married Jean Foster from Midway, Alabama. They had a son Michael in 1953 and a daughter Michele in 1963.
After returning from Korea he entered Troy State University and received his BS in History and Physical Education. During his years at Troy he played on the baseball team and renewed his interest in sports. In 1957 he graduated and moved back to Fort Deposit and became the first head coach at the newly established Stanhope Elmore High School in Millbrook.
He remained in coaching for 8 more years and got his Masters Degree from Alabama State University in Montgomery. In 1973 he moved into administration work serving as Principal in Robinson Springs and then returned to Stanhope Elmore as Assistant Principal and later Principal. He served in this capacity until he retired from education in 1990 with 33 years of service.
After he retired he served as Principal at McGinnis school in Montgomery, continuing his goal of helping other. He remained in that position for 10 years.
Coach remained active in the community in many different clubs. Serving others was always his goal. His desire to help others in any way possible was demonstrated throughout the years. He lived almost 90 years and served his family, community, and people in a way that can best be described as “Coach Henderson”. He truly loved Stanhope Elmore, Millbrook, and all the people he came across during his life.
His name will also now be associated with a scholarship for a deserving athlete from SEHS each year, thanks to a $10,000 endowment made possible by the Millbrook Men’s Club.
This scholarship will be open to graduating student-athlete seniors from Stanhope Elmore High School who have participated in varsity athletics for more than one year.