VIDEO: Head coach Chris Beard joined by Marshall Henderson in first ‘Fireside Chat’ at Ole Miss
OXFORD, Miss. — On Friday, head men’s basketball Chris Beard presented his first “Fireside Chat” at Ole Miss, and his guest was former Rebel star Marshall Henderson. The two visited in the Grove in the approximately 15-minute long video.
Henderson, an Ole Miss legend, played in Oxford from 2012-2014 and helped his team win its 2013 SEC Tournament Championship.
Coach Beard is very familiar with Marshall as he actually recruited him in the past, and the two have a longstanding relationship.
The new men’s basketball coach initiated Fireside Chats, as he has in the past, as a way to get closer to the Ole Miss students he hopes will enthusiastically support the program. He indicated in the video he and his assistants will be on hand at the Tuohy Center at 8:00 a.m. (CT) to meet students, with the first 15 receiving a free Ole Miss basketball shirt.
As for Henderson, he gave some advice to Rebels beginning school.
“I would say, get close to people who are successful. Your professors, someone like that and really try and study them because you can help yourself earlier out of college. I’m 32 and I’m probably where I should’ve been four or five years ago.”
On Thursday, Coach Beard unveiled the Rebels’ roster for the upcoming season. Click here to check it out.
— Chris Beard (@CoachBeard) August 25, 2023
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.