NetWorks Sports Future Leaders: Patrick Henry (@CoachPatHenry)

NetWorks is committed to supporting young professionals looking to get their foot in the door in the sports industry.  Our team has received an extraordinary amount of support throughout our careers and are truly impressed with the generation of young leaders who are ready to help take the sports industry to all new heights.  If you know of any individuals like this, please let us know about them.  If you are in a position to hire or recommend these NetWorks Future Leaders, please contact us and we will put you in touch with them.  They are our future!

Today’s NetWorks Sports Future Leader is Patrick Henry


Patrick Henry

“As evidenced on his impressive resume, not only has Patrick had an extremely successful coaching & administrative career in several capacities and at various levels in sports, but he has also had a monumental & long-lasting impact (on and off the court) along the way.  Patrick’s meticulous work ethic, unquestionable reliability, and overall commitment to excellence are quite evident to his managers, co-workers, former student-athletes, and peers.  He has a very bright future ahead of him.

— Angela Taylor, President & CEO of NetWorks Sports Consulting



Name: Patrick Henry
College(s): Ohio University (Undergraduate) and Mercer University (Graduate)
Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Interpersonal Communications and  Masters of Education in Holistic Education
Resume Available: Yes, upon request (send email request)

Tell us a little about your background.
I’m a Georgia native, a long time coach who’s married to wonderful wife and expecting our first child.

What type of work experience have you had?

I’ve worked in intercollegiate athletics, primarily in the south and the midwest.

I’ve also had the opportunity to teach Social Sciences and Physical Education at the High School level.

What type of job(s) are you seeking?
I am looking for opportunities that will allow me to both add value to a collegiate program by using my extensive experiences being involved with championship collegiate programs and that will give me the opportunity to have a positive influence on student-athletes.

What is your greatest strength?
My greatest strength would be my strong sense of professionalism. Regardless of the endeavor, whether it’s relationships, personnel development or project management, I approach any undertaking in a first class manner and with a commitment to professionalism.

Tell us about a project that you completed successfully.
The most recent project that I’ve completed has been some freelance work for institutions, providing feedback and consultation regarding recruiting organization, player skill development, and staff management and structure.

What experience (if any) do you have in the sports industry?

My experience in sports industry span an almost twenty year career involvement in men and women’s basketball. My career has ranged from coaching both high school boys and girls basketball while still a high school student, to serving as support staff at the BCS level as undergraduate, to being a on-the-floor coach the last thirteen years moving from a restricted earnings coach to an Associate Head Coach at the NCAA Division I level.

Why do you want to work in the sports industry?
Sports industry, specifically intercollegiate athletics, gives an opportunity to influence young people at a critical age before they begin their lives as independent adults.

I also really enjoy the planning and competitive aspects that being involved in coaching and management provides.

Who has had the biggest influence on your life?
My greatest influences have been my parents. They did a tremendous job of teaching me the importance of valuing both formal education and life experiences.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In ten years, I see myself as a successful head coach of women’s basketball program at a four-year institution, making an impact on young women’s lives and the community where the institution is located and winning championships.

Anything else we should know about you?

I may be the only coach to have worked for 4 National Coaches of the Year, 2 Head Coaches who coached at the professional level and also to have been fortunate to have been part of four conference championship teams at four separate institutions.

I have also coached at the High School, Junior College and NCAA Division I, II and III levels and have coached both men and women.

For more information about Patrick or to request a resume, please send an email to

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