BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU Track & Field head coach Erik Jenkins has announced the
hiring of Remuro Henry as an assistant coach who will work primarily with the
Hilltopper jumpers and hurdlers in addition to recruiting duties. Henry, a native of
Miami, Fla., joins the Red and White following coaching stops at Coffeyville
Community College, Wayland Baptist University and Barton Community College where he
collected multiple coaching recognitions.
“I am excited to have Coach Henry joining us here at WKU,” Jenkins shared. “He has
produced some outstanding jumpers and hurdlers over the last few years.
Additionally, he has been recognized as the nation’s best assistant on multiple
occasions by the NAIA and NJCAA – illustrating that his work is very well respected
in our sport.”
Commencing his collegiate days as a student-athlete at Barton Community College as a
walk-on in 2008, Henry competed primarily in the 100, 200, 400 and both sprint
relays. After collecting five All-American accolades along with earning the title
national champion, Henry took his talents to the Oklahoma Track & Field program
where he would go on to rack up eight All-Big 12 honors. Upon graduation from OU, he
went on to compete for the U.S. Virgin Islands – running alongside his cousin,
Tabarie Henry – setting numerous national records.
Switching gears, Henry moved into the coaching ranks as an assistant coach at
KJCCC/Region VI member Coffeyville Community College. While at Coffeyville, Henry
earned the 2015 USTFCCCA Central Region Outdoor Women’s Assistant Coach honor,
coaching many All-Americans including Andre De Grasse a 2016 Olympic medalist.
Moving on to Wayland Baptist University for the next two seasons (2016-17) prior to
Barton, Henry was recognized with another honor from the USTFCCCA in being named the
NAIA South Central Indoor Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year as WBU claimed the
NAIA National Championship.
In his most recent stop at Barton, Henry kept on the pedal and continued his
championship successes. A runner-up finish during the 2018 indoor season fueled
Henry and his BCC Cougars throughout the outdoor season as the squad went on to
claim the men’s and women’s conference and region championships. Behind 50
All-American achievements, Henry’s athletes accounted for 44 of the Cougars’ 128
points at the national meet, with 26 of those points coming in the hurdles alone to
capture the 2018 crown and the program’s 56th national title. The efforts earned
Barton its third national coaching award with Henry being named the programs
first-ever USTFCCCA Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year.
On the women’s side, with the Lady Cougars outperformed their No. 5 ranking with a
long jump and heptathlon titles, to go along with a final 4×400-meter relay
runner-up finish to move BCC into fourth place.
WKU marks the first Division I stop of Henry’s career as he enters his fifth season
on the coaching side of the sport.
“I am incredibly excited about the opportunity to join Coach Jenkins on The Hill and
extremely grateful to everyone that helped make this possible,” Henry stated. “WKU
Track & Field owns a rich history and I’m ready for the challenges that are to come
as we continue to develop the program’s next standout student-athletes.”