James Henry

Head Coach

Head coach James Henry has completed 32 seasons at the helm of the Michigan womens track and field program. Henrys teams have garnered 183 NCAA All-American citations and 216 All-Big Ten honors, taking 206 Big Ten titles, 10 individual national championships and four national championship relay titles. In the classroom, Henrys athletes have earned 424 Academic All-Big Ten honors, eight Big Ten Medals of Honor (awarded for the highest demonstration of scholarship and athletic ability), three NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships and 14 Capital One Academic All-America honors.


Most recently in 2016, Henry has helped coach the Maize and Blue to its best season since a program-best year in 2008.


During the outdoor campaign, U-M totaled 106 points at the conference meet, its most since 2009, and won gold medals in the 100-meter hurdles, 800 and 1,500-meter runs and the 5 and 10Ks. U-M went 1-2 in both middle-distance races and added bronze medals in the heptathlon and high jump to complete the programs first Big Ten sweep since its last triple crown season in 2003.