Maryville College has named Paul Henry the baseball team’s 24th head coach in the storied program’s 135 years. Henry served the college as the assistant coach and Maryville sports information assistant during the 2010-2011 academic year.
Henry takes over the helm of a baseball team coming off a 25-15 season and being ranked within the top 30 of the ABCA coaches poll throughout the season. A native of Mamont, Pennsylvania, Henry spent two years at Penn State Behrend College prior to coming to Maryville.
As a former NCAA Division III student-athlete, Henry made the all-conference honor roll for four years straight and received the Penn State Behrend Athletic Department’s Leadership and Scholarship award in 2008. Athletics director Kandis Schram was impressed with Henry’s ability to progress student athletes to excel after graduation as well as during their time at the college.
“Although his experience is limited, we were very impressed with the positive influence on the team this year. We believe that he will be a successful baseball coach for many years to come,” Henry said. “As a head coach, the leadership opportunity must be embraced. In the real world, as on the baseball diamond, everything starts at the top and the responsibility ultimately falls in the lap of the head coach. Therefore, it is imperative that the head coach clearly defines expectations for the team.
“I can’t promise results, but I can promise that we are going to play the game the right way and we will work hard to achieve success on the field and in the classroom.”