Paul, 38, brings seven years of coaching experience to the Jets and served the past five seasons as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the New England Patriots. The native of Orlando, FL was originally a fourth-round draft choice of the Chicago Bears in 1989 and spent five seasons with the Bears before playing his final game as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1993.
Paul, a graduate of Syracuse University, broke into the professional coaching ranks in 1998 as a member of Mike Ditka's staff with the New Orleans Saints. Following the 1999 season, Paul was named as assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Patriots and helped the team garner three Super Bowl crowns.
While with the Patriots, Paul worked closely with strength and conditioning coach Mike Woicik, and also served as the Patriots' coordinator of player programs. Paul will be assisted by Sal Alosi, a former collegiate standout at Hofstra University, in the team's physical development department. Alosi, who joined the Jets in 2002, will be in his fourth season with the Jets in 2005.
Henderson was injured in a motorcycle accident in Carrollton, GA on April 3, 2004. The Jets signed Henderson on September 1, 2004 and designated him on the reserved NFI (non-football injury) list, and he missed the 2004 season. Henderson has re-enrolled at the University of Georgia, and is working towards his degree while he continues to rehabilitate his injury under the supervision of the UGA head trainer and strength coach.