Henderson’s son, Eddie Henderson Jr., told the stadium naming committee Tuesday that his father coached boys and girls’ basketball and football at Grady High. He said his father worked at the school for 18 years, also serving as athletic director.
He later became the principal of the former Archer High School in Atlanta. In 1995, Henderson was named director of athletics instruction for Atlanta Public Schools.
Henderson died in 2001.
Board member Michelle Olympiadis, who led the stadium naming committee, said Henderson provides “an inspirational and aspirational legacy” for students.
The full school board must approve the name change before it is official. The board is expected to vote on the matter at its February meeting.
If the Henderson recommendation is finalized, district officials could consider renaming the athletic field to honor someone else, Olympiadis said.