Amy Henry is in her second year as a member of the UTEP coaching staff. She coaches the Miners' hurdlers, multi-event athletes and works with the sprinters.
Henry, a native of Newport News, Va., and a graduate of Hampton University, joined the UTEP staff following a one-year stint as assistant women's track and field coach at Hampton.
At Hampton, she worked with the sprinters, hurdlers, middle distance and distance runners, while monitoring academic progress and assisting with recruiting efforts. She additionally taught physical education and athletic training classes in the Health Physical Education and Recreation Department.
In 2005, Henry aided the Pirates to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) titles both indoor and outdoor. She also helped coach two hurdlers and one relay which qualified for the NCAA Championships.
Prior to joining the coaching ranks, Henry worked on her master's degree in developmental kinesiology with a specialization in sports psychology at Bowling Green State University. While at the school she was the coordinator of the GradSTEP program, helping students make the transition into graduate school. Henry also served as an editorial assistant for The Sport Psychologist and a research assistant.
In addition, she served as the sports consultant for the Bowling Green softball team which won the 2004 Mid-American Conference (MAC) title.
She has made several academic presentations including at the Women and Sport: Before, During and After Title IX, the Midwest Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium and the International Society for Sports Psychology.
Her article "Running and Hurdling" has been published in the Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport.
She had an outstanding collegiate career on the track as well, competing at Bowling Green and Hampton.
She lettered for the Falcons, gaining All-Conference honors in the 100 hurdles and 400 relay at the 2002 MAC Outdoor Championships.
Henry competed as a sprinter and hurdler in track and field, as well as ran for the cross country squad at Hampton during the 1999, 2000 and 2001 seasons. She was Hampton's Most Outstanding Athlete in 1999 and 2000 while earning All-MEAC honors in the 60 hurdles, 100 hurdles, 200, 400, 400 relay and 1,600 relay.
A standout at Menchville H.S. in Newport News, Va., she was an All-American in the 400 relay, 800 relay and 1,600 relay. She still holds the Virginia state record as part of the 1,600 relay.
Henry resides in El Paso.