Pat Henry (athletics coach)
|Sport(s)||Track & Field|
|Team||Texas A&M University|
July 22, 1951 |
Albuquerque, New Mexico
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
NCAA Men's Indoor
• (1986, 1987)
NCAA Men's Outdoor Coach of the Year
• (1986, 1987)
Pat Henry (born July 22, 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).
|LSU||1988||2 †||4||1 †||5||1||6||1||1|
|LSU||1989||1 †||6||1 †||1||1 †||1||1||1|
|LSU||1993||3||12||2||2||1||1||1 †||1 †|
|LSU||1994||4||53||3||6||2 †||1||2 †||1|
|LSU||2002||4||3||4 †||1 †||3||1||4||4|
|LSU||2003||7||3||6||4 †||4 †||1 †||3||1|
|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.