On Friday, Oct. 1, during the Homecoming pregame show, the Calhoun Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Michele Taylor, Athletic Director Dr. Brock Holley and Principal Casey Parker recognized Chip Henderson, a 1986 Calhoun High School graduate, teacher and coach, on an outstanding career as head baseball coach for Calhoun High School by naming the CHS baseball field, "Chip Henderson Field”.
With three state championships and over 600 career victories, Coach Henderson turned Calhoun baseball into a state power that competed for region and state championships on an annual basis.
During the ceremony, Chip was joined on the field by his wife, Cheryl; daughters, Cassie and Carlie; extended family, many friends, former players, fellow coaches and former graduates from the Class of 1986.
Chip was presented with a dedication plaque, a special field jersey, and a commemorative bat crafted by Ricki Weaver using a beam salvaged from Chip's burnt childhood home.
After the ceremony, everyone was encouraged to visit with Chip on the newly dedicated “Chip Henderson Field”. Calhoun City Schools appreciates Chip’s dedicated service to CHS Yellow Jacket baseball.