Pat Henry (athletics coach)

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Pat Henry
Sport(s) Track & Field
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Texas A&M University
Biographical details
Born (1951-07-22) July 22, 1951 (age 63)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2005-current
1988-2004
1983-1987
Texas A&M
Louisiana State
Blinn College
Accomplishments and honors

Championships
NCAA Men's Indoor
• (2001)
NCAA Men's Outdoor
• (1989, 1990, 2002, 2009, 2010, 2011)
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)
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 22 July 1951) is the current track & field coach at Texas A&M University. He is also the former track & field coach at Louisiana State University (LSU) where he won 27 national championships.

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.

He began his college coaching career at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas in 1983. Only 3 years after taking over the program, he won his first of two consecutive National Junior College National Titles.Preceding his time at Blinn College, Henry served as head coach at Hobbs (NM) High School, where he led his teams to five state championships. In 1987, he was hired by LSU, winning a national championship, three SEC titles, and earning two conference Coach of the Year awards in his first year alone. They became the first of his 27 national titles, 19 SEC titles, and 15 SEC Coach of the Year and five National Coach of the Year honors. He would win both the men's and women's national titles in both 1989 and 1990.

In 2004, he was hired by Texas A&M as head track and field coach. 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).

Yearly results[edit]

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 † 1 †

† Henry earned Coach of the Year honors for results.

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