Utah State head men’s basketball coach Ryan Odom has announced the addition of Matt Henry to his staff, as the pair have coached alongside each other previously at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).
“I am thrilled to join Coach Odom’s staff at Utah State,” Henry said. “The history and tradition of Utah State Aggie Basketball speaks for itself. The opportunity to become part of such a program is very rare. My family and I are looking forward to joining the Cache Valley community and we can’t wait for our first taste of Spectrum Magic this winter.”
Henry was a member of the UMBC staff each of the last three years, helping the Retrievers to an America East regular season conference championship a season ago.
Prior to his three years at UMBC, Henry was an assistant coach at St. Peter’s for five seasons, helping the Peacocks capture the 2017 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) title, the program’s first-ever national postseason tournament championship. St. Peter’s became the second MAAC team ever to win a national postseason tournament and the first team from New Jersey to win a national postseason tournament title since Princeton won the 1975 NIT.
Over the course of Henry’s five seasons in Jersey City, the Peacocks posted six wins in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Tournament and made three trips into the MAAC semifinals in 2015, 2017 and 2018.
Henry also made a stop at Mount St. Mary’s for two years (2010-12) as an assistant coach before finishing as the acting head coach at the end of his tenure.
Henry got his first taste of Division I coaching as the director of basketball operations at Georgetown, helping the Hoyas to an overall mark of 139-62, four NCAA Tournament appearances and a pair of trips to the NIT. His time at Georgetown was highlighted with a Sweet 16 appearance during the 2005-06 season and a spot in the Final Four during the 2006-07 season, a first for the Hoyas in 21 years.
Henry got his start in coaching as an assistant at Trinity University in Texas. He spent three seasons with the Tigers and helped the team to a 63-20 overall mark, a 37-9 record in conference play and to a pair of Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Tournament titles and NCAA Tournament appearances.
The Alexandria, Va., native graduated from Trinity with a degree in urban studies and political science in 2001.
Henry, and his wife, Lee, have three sons: Will, Gus and Robbie.
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