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    Todd Henry

    Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coor.

    7th season


    Todd Henry begins his seventh season with the Wolfpack as an assistant gymnastics coach after spending two seasons as the first assistant coach for the University of Arkansas, the first two seasons of the program. Henry's responsibilities at NC State include coordinating the teams training schedule on floor and vault, scheduling meets and overseeing the gymnastics program's recruiting efforts. This includes corresponding with coaches and potential student-athletes, scouting at major competitions, visiting with gymnasts and their families and coordinating official University visits.

    In 2010, NC State captured an eighth-straight NCAA Regional berth and finished second at the EAGL Championship. Six Wolfpack gymnasts were named to the All-EAGL first team, seven were named to the second team. NC State also saw nine student-athletes make the EAGL All-Academic team. Taylor Seaman, one of Henry's recruits, became NC State's first All-American, taking home the honor for her performance on bars at the 2010 NCAA Championship. Seaman also won all-around, vault, and floor exercise at the EAGL Championship, and captured NC State's Kennett Award (given to the top female athlete). The Wolfpack finished the season in the top 25 in floor exercise and vault, two events in which NC State has fared no worse than second in the EAGL for four consecutive years.

    The 2009 season saw the Wolfpack vault squad finish the season ranked in the top-25 for the third straight year, and the floor ranking has been in the top-15 nationally in two of the last three years. In addition to the strong showing nationally, NC State held the top position in the 2009 EAGL standings on vault for the second-straight year and was second in floor after leading the league the previous two seasons.

    One of Henry's top recurits for 2008, Brittney Hardiman won EAGL Rookie of the Year honors. In addition, Taylor Seaman and Leigh Hancock tied with a 9.950 to split the 2008 EAGL floor title at the conference meet. In 2009, Henry helped coach Seaman to the NCAA Regional floor title and had three athletes named to the EAGL first-team on vault and two on floor.

    During the 2006 and 2008 seasons, Henry helped coach gymnast Leigha Hancock to a pair of prestigious post season titles. Hancock became the first NC State gymnast to win an event title at the NCAA Regionals when she tied for first on floor to advance to the NCAA Championships and then followed that up with another trip to the 2008 NCAA Championships after a win on beam at the NCAA Regionals.

    For his efforts in 2008, Henry was nominated for NCAA Regional Assistant Coach of the Year.

    During his time at Arkansas, the Razorbacks boasted records such as; finishing 14th nationally, first in the SEC in 2003 in G.P.A., and fourth overall in attendance (4,900). Henry was also nominated for Regional Assistant Coach of the Year while the team was a NCAA Regional qualifier in only their second year of existence.

    From 1996-2001, Henry produced three USA Jr. National all-around champions, three individual event champions, and seven Jr. National team members while with Tim Daggett Gold Medal Gymnastics. As head men's team coach at Knoxville Gymnastics Training Center from 1991-1995, he achieved such accomplishments as producing the only two gymnasts from the state of Tennessee to ever compete at the United States National Championships, and developing the routine for the 1996 NCAA Division I National Rings Champion. Henry was the co-owner of Premier Gymnastics and Tumbling, where he developed and supervised strength and training pole-vaulting programs for 2000 Olympic silver medalist, Lawrence Johnson, and 20th world ranked Russ Bueller.

    In his collegiate career at Ohio State, Henry was a scholarship athlete who earned four varsity letters under current head coach Miles Avery. He was also coached by 1996 and 2000 Olympic head coach Peter Kormann. Henry was a Big Ten championship team member in 1989, four-time NCAA championship team qualifier, and five-time U.S. National championships competitor. In 2002, Henry completed the Florida Ironman Triathlon in 11 hours and 50 minutes.

    Henry graduated from Ohio State in 1991 with a degree in communications. He and his wife, Star, have a daughter named Gunnar and a son, Gates Alexander.

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