The Warrior Nation picked up a coach from their rival school, the Colony Knights, when they hired Steve Henderson to lead their boys basketball program last month. Henderson was an assistant with Colony for the past three seasons and had previously been the head coach at Houston HS where he led the Hawks to a 3A state berth in 2014. He also had prior stops as a head coach in the state of Washington before moving to Alaska with his wife to return to the Valley (his wife has family ties in the area). Coaches in the state speak highly of the job Henderson did at Houston. He’ll have his work cut out for him to return the Wasilla program to its prior level of perennial regional and state championship contention. The Warriors missed out on state two years ago and were 8-17 this season before the Covid nightmare.