MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)-Former football player and coach, Billy Henderson was honored today at the Light House Baptist Church on Sardis Church Road. Several city leaders were present to dedicate the I-75 and Sardis Church Road Interchange to Coach Henderson. Henderson accepted his first coaching job at Willingham High School which is now Southwest High School. Coach Henderson was joined by friends, family, former players, and co-workers.
" I'm just about ready to cry because I'm seeing a lot of people in my past, my friends, the people I coached at Willingham, the people I coached at Mount de sales and the people I grew up with. This is a thrill that I cannot describe, " said Coach Henderson.
The guest speaker at the ceremony was Ben Hinson. Hinson was one of Henderson's former football players at Willingham High School in 1970.