Henderson State's Scott Maxfield Retires, Greg Holsworth Promoted

June 26th, 2024 12:00pm

Henderson State's Scott Maxfield Retires, Greg Holsworth Promoted

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — Scott Maxfield,  the winningest head football coach in Henderson State program history, has announced his retirement from coaching.

Henderson's assistant head coach Greg Holsworth, who has served as the Reddies' defensive coordinator since 2017, will be promoted effective immediately and become the 19th head football coach in program history.

Maxfield, who came to Arkadelphia from Blinn College in 2005, spent 18 seasons at the helm of Reddies Football and built what was a then cellar-dweller on the gridiron into a regional power. In his 19 years at Henderson State, Maxfield won a program-record 134 games, four conference championships, made four NCAA Division II Playoff appearances, coached 171 All-Conference honorees, 71 All-Region selections, and 30 All-Americans. 

"Henderson State University has been a very special place to Beth Ann and me," Maxfield said. "We enjoyed every minute of our 19 years of my being the Head Football Coach at Henderson State, as well as being a part of the Arkadelphia and University communities. I am proud of the legacy I have left and the process we went through with our players to achieve the goals we set as a team. I have always striven to do things the right way, and my primary goal was to help players create more value for their future. As a team our number one goal was to teach our players accountability, to graduate, to be great communicators, and to have instilled in them the discipline to be successful in their endeavors for life."

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