Track and Field Assistant Coach - Sprints
Amy Henry is in her fourth season as an assistant track and field coach at Notre Dame, working with the Irish sprinters and hurdlers.
In her third season at Notre Dame, Henry helped Nevada Sorenson reach the first round of the NCAA Championships. Henry also assisted in the development of Megan Yanik and Patrick Feeney, a first round NCAA qualifier. Feeney also was a BIG EAST champion during his first year with the Irish.
Henry helped guide Joanna Schultz to her first All-America honor with an eighth-place finish at the 2009 NCAA Indoor Championships. In 2010 Schultz won the BIG EAST outdoor 400-meter title and qualified for the NCAA outdoor meet in the same event. Henry also guided Kali Watkins to being a conference scorer at the indoor and outdoor championships and a personal best performance in the 100-meter hurdles.
Henry came to Notre Dame after a two-year stint as an assistant coach at the University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP), where she worked with sprinters, hurdlers and multi-event athletes. At UTEP, Henry assisted in the development of five NCAA All-Americans in the sprint events, and helped guide the women[apos]s program to a top ten finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championship. The men[apos]s program was also successful during Henry[apos]s time there by obtaining a conference championship. Henry also spent time as an assistant coach at Hampton, working with sprinters, hurdlers and distance runners. During her short stop at Hampton, Henry helped coach two NCAA All-Americans in the 60m and 100m hurdles. She also taught physical education and athletic training courses as an adjunct professor.
After graduating from Hampton with a bachelor[apos]s degree in psychology in 2002, Henry began working towards her master[apos]s degree in developmental kinesiology with a specialization in sport psychology from Bowling Green State University. Henry obtained her master[apos]s degree in 2008. She also worked as a sport psychology consultant for the track and field and softball teams at Bowling Green.
Henry has also made several academic presentations and was 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 letter winner and multiple track All- American at Menchville High School. She holds USA Track and Field Level I certification.