Henry Named Irish Track and Field Assistant Coach

Henry Named Irish Track and Field Assistant Coach

Henry Named Irish Track and Field Assistant Coach
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Henry Named Irish Track and Field Assistant Coach

Former All-MEAC standout set to work with sprinters. August 18, 2008

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Former Hampton University and Bowling Green State
sprinter and hurdler Amy Henry has joined the Notre Dame track and field
staff as an assistant coach, Irish head coach Joe Piane announced Monday.

“We are very excited to add Amy to our staff,” Piane said. “She will
contribute in ways we haven’t seen before and will bring a new perspective
to the Irish track and field program.”

Henry comes to Notre Dame after a two-year stint as an assistant coach at
the University of Texas-El Paso, where she worked with sprinters, hurdlers
and multi-event athletes. Henry also spent time as an assistant coach at
Hampton, working with sprinters, hurdlers and distance runners. She also
taught physical education and athletic training courses as an adjunct
professor.

“I am excited to be here and to be a part of the rich athletic tradition of
Notre Dame athletics, especially the track and field team and I look forward
to contributing to that continued success,” Henry said.

After graduating from Hampton with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in
2002, Henry began working towards her master’s degree in developmental
kinesiology with a specialization in sport psychology from Bowling Green
State, while working as the coordinator of the school’s GradSTEP program,
which aids students in the transition from undergraduate to graduate school.

Henry has also made several academic presentations and been published in the
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport.

A standout athlete in both college and high school, Henry was a Mid-Eastern
Atlantic (MEAC) all-conference sprinter and hurdler while at Hampton and an
all-Mid-American Conference (MAC) performer at Bowling Green. The Newport
News, Va. native was a three-time letterwinner and multiple All–American
while at Menchville High School.

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