OXFORD, Ohio – Miami University women’s basketball coach Cleve Wright announced the addition of Patrick Henry as a new assistant coach on Friday. Henry, a native of Warner Robins, Ga., comes to the RedHawks with 13 years of experience assisting various collegiate programs.
"I am excited to have Patrick join the staff,” said Wright. “He brings quality experience and passion to the teaching of our players. His desire to be the best makes him a great fit for the Miami women's basketball program."
Henry spent the past season as the video coordinator at Indiana. While with the Hoosiers, he helped handle film exchange and the filming of practice. He was responsible for creating recruiting presentations and materials that coaches used for home and official visits.
Prior to his time at Indiana, Henry was an assistant at Texas State for six seasons (2005-11). The last three seasons, he was the associate head coach. While with the Bobcats, he served as the team’s recruiting coordinator, helped develop offensive and defensive schemes and coordinated scouting reports.
During his career, Henry also worked as an assistant coach at Mercer (2002-05), Frank Phillips College (2000-01) and Florida Southern (1999-00). In total he has worked for four different coaches who have been recognized as National Coach of the Year. He is a 1998 graduate of Ohio, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in sports science. He earned his Masters of Education in holistic education from Mercer in 2005.
"I'm truly blessed to join the Miami women's basketball family. Being at Miami offers all that anyone could want: an institution with excellent academics, a beautiful campus and an athletic department focused on student-athlete growth and success."
Henry is married to his wife Shondra and they have a one-year old daughter Noelle.
"Having the opportunity to return back to coaching and the chance to work for Coach Wright, who has nationally been recognized as one of the best in our profession in the process of developing a program young people on and off the court is a tremendous situation for my family and myself."
Wright will complete his staff with the hiring of a video coordinator at a later date.