Pat Henry (athletics coach)

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Pat Henry
Sport(s) Track and field
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Texas A&M University
Biographical details
Born (1951-07-22) July 22, 1951 (age 67)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1983–1987 Blinn College
1988–2004 LSU (track and field)
1988–2004 LSU (cross country)
2005–current Texas A&M
Accomplishments and honors
Championships

NCAA Men's Indoor
• (2001, 2017)
NCAA Men's Outdoor
• (1989, 1990, 2002, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
NCAA Women's Indoor
• (1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004)
NCAA Women's Outdoor
• (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014)
Big 12 Men's Indoor
• (2011, 2012)
Big 12 Men's Outdoor
• (2011)
Big 12 Women's Indoor
• (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012)
Big 12 Women's Outdoor
• (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
SEC Men's Indoor
• (1989, 1990)
SEC Men's Outdoor
• (1988, 1989, 1990, 2014, 2017)
SEC Women's Indoor
• (1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999)
SEC Women's Outdoor
• (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1996)

National Junior College, Indoor & Outdoor
• (1986, 1987)
Awards

NCAA Men's Outdoor Coach of the Year
• (2002, 2003, 2009)
NCAA Women's Indoor Coach of the Year
• (2003)
NCAA Women's Outdoor Coach of the Year
• (1993, 1995, 2009)
Big 12 Women's Indoor Coach of the Year
• (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
Big 12 Women's Outdoor Coach of the Year
• (2007, 2008, 2009)
SEC Men's Indoor Coach of the Year
• (1988, 1989, 1990)
SEC Men's Outdoor Coach of the Year
• (1988, 1989, 2002)
SEC Women's Indoor Coach of the Year
• (1989, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2003)
SEC Women's Outdoor Coach of the Year
• (1991, 1993, 1994)
Louisiana Coach of the Year
• (1994)
Louisiana Men's Coach of the Year
• (2000, 2001)
Louisiana Women's Coach of the Year
• (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003)

National Junior College Coach of the Year, Indoor & Outdoor
• (1986, 1987)

Pat Henry (born July 22, 1951) is the current track and field coach at Texas A&M University. He is also the former track and field coach at Louisiana State University (LSU) where he won 27 national championships.

Coaching career

Henry began his coaching career at Hobbs (NM) High School, where he led his teams to five state championships. In 1983, he moved to Blinn College in Brenham, Texas. Only three years after taking over the program, he won his first of two consecutive National Junior College National Titles.

In 1987, he was hired by LSU for the track and field and cross country teams.[1] In his first year at LSU, he won a national championship, three SEC titles and earned two conference Coach of the Year awards. Henry won 27 national titles, 19 SEC titles, 15 SEC Coach of the Year awards and five National Coach of the Year honors at LSU.[2] He would win both the men's and women's national titles in both 1989 and 1990.[3]

At LSU, he produced 37 Olympians and 38 World Championship competitors during the Henry era, totals that include three Olympic Gold Medalists and five medalists at the World Championships.[4]

In 2004, he was hired by Texas A&M as head track and field coach.[5] In Henry's tenure at Texas A&M, his teams have finished in the top ten at NCAA meets 14 times and won eight Big 12 titles, earning Henry the title of Big 12 Coach of the Year eight times. In 2009, 2010 and 2011 he won both the men's and women's outdoor national titles.

Henry is the only coach in NCAA history to win both men's and women's track and field national titles in the same year; he has accomplished the feat five times with two different programs (LSU in 1989 and 1990 and Texas A&M in 2009, 2010 and 2011).

In 2006, Henry served as head track & field coach for the U.S. Team at the IAAF World Cup.[4] He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.[2]

Yearly results

Program Season Men's
Indoor
Men's
Outdoor
Women's
Indoor
Women's
Outdoor
Conf. NCAA Conf. NCAA Conf. NCAA Conf. NCAA
LSU 1988 2 † 4 1 † 5 1 6 1 1
LSU 1989 1 † 6 1 † 1 1 † 1 1 1
LSU 1990 1 † 5 1 1 2 11 1 1
LSU 1991 2 39 2 6 1 1 1 † 1
LSU 1992 4 5 3 7 2 4 2 1
LSU 1993 3 12 2 2 1 1 1 † 1 †
LSU 1994 4 53 3 6 2 † 1 2 † 1
LSU 1995 4 14 3 3 1 1 2 1 †
LSU 1996 6 9 3 7 1 † 1 1 1
LSU 1997 5 10 3 27 2 1 2 1
LSU 1998 2 19 2 4 1 † 2 5 22
LSU 1999 6 7 5 9 1 † 2 3 5
LSU 2000 2 7 2 5 4 4 3 1
LSU 2001 2 1 6 5 4 14 4 6
LSU 2002 4 3 4 † 1 † 3 1 4 4
LSU 2003 7 3 6 4 † 4 † 1 † 3 1
LSU 2004 4 1 5 3 5 1 2 2
Texas A&M 2005 10 DNQ 6 29 10 DNQ 10 47
Texas A&M 2006 9 25 6 20 8 17 2 10
Texas A&M 2007 9 32 9 22 1 † 13 1 † 4
Texas A&M 2008 4 10 2 5 1 † 7 1 † 3
Texas A&M 2009 3 9 2 1 † 1 † 2 1 † 1 †
Texas A&M 2010 3 2 3 1 † 1 † 5 1 † 1 †
Texas A&M 2011 1 † 2 1 1 2 5 1 1
Texas A&M 2012 1 † T-8 1 3 1 † T-5 3 3
Texas A&M 2013 3 4 3 1 3 12 1 2
Texas A&M 2014 3 T-8 1 3 2 5 3 1
Texas A&M 2015 3 4 2 6 3 T-15 2 3
Texas A&M 2016 2 10 2 3 6 DNQ 2 5
Texas A&M 2017 3 1 1 2 7 12 6 13

† Henry earned Coach of the Year honors for results.

Personal life

He graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1973 with a bachelor's degree in physical education. He later earned a master's degree in education administration from Western New Mexico University in 1979.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "LSU Track and Field Media Guide". lsusports.net. p. 7. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  2. ^ a b "Texas A&M track coach Pat Henry to be inducted into Texas Sports Hall of Fame". theeagle.com. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  3. ^ "Pat Henry". lsusports.net. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  4. ^ a b "Pat Henry, USTFCCCA Class of 2004". ustfccca.org. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  5. ^ a b "Pat Henry". 12thman.com. Retrieved 2018-08-01.

External links

  • LSU bio
  • Texas A&M bio
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