Irish assistant coach Amy Henry

Henry Named Irish Track and Field Assistant Coach

Aug. 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.