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Artesia football coach Rex Henderson resigns

Artesia head coach Rex Henderson talks to a La Cueva coach during a scrimmage in 2019. Henderson resigned from the Artesia football coaching position after spending five seasons with the Bulldogs.

The Artesia Bulldog football team will begin its search for a new head coach to get the school it’s 31st state championship in football following the resignation of Rex Henderson on Thursday.

Henderson spent the last five seasons as the Bulldogs head coach but decided to walk away from the program in large part to wanting to spend more time with his wife and son, Hamill, who will be starting first grade next year.

“I would like to be more present with my son as he gets into more activities,” Henderson said. “With the football schedule that doesn’t leave you much time. Him being in kindergarten this year I knew it was coming. To experience his schedule you realize how intense it will be.”