Yale Hires Texas-Ex Jim Henry As New Head Coach

  14 Braden Keith | June 12th, 2012 | College, Featured, News

Yale University will hire Jim Henry as their next women’s head coach, pending the completion of the appropriate paperwork and background checks, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation.

Henry recently rolled-out of Austin with the changing of the guard for the Longhorn women, where he was previously the Associate Head Coach, and he has now reportedly landed with the Bulldogs. In total, he spent 7 seasons on deck with the Longhorns; but before that he had an additional four as a Texas swimmer where he was an All-American.

This will be Henry’s 4th gig on the college circuit, after previous runs as the head coach at Denver as well as an assistant and recruiting coordinator at SMU during their dominant run in the late 90’s and early 2000’s

Henry takes over in New Haven, Connecticut for the recently-resigned Cristina Teuscher. Teuscher will be with Yale through the summer, before leaving to join the corporate world.

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  1. joeb says:
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    good for Jim…the best of luck!

  2. David McClellan says:
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    Congrats, Jim! Wishing you and your family a smooth transition.

  3. Swim Ma says:
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    Wonderful news!Jim Henry will do a fantastic job there and glad to see he will be head coach!

  4. Micah says:
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    That is great news. From what I hear, Jim held the UT girls together through the coaching transition at UT and is a stand up guy. Congrats.

  5. SwimSam says:
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    Congrats to Jim. Well deserved! He will do a great job. Sad to see him leaving Austin though.

    To the team at Yale… you are in a for a great ride! Jim has fantastic passion and always has a smile along the way, even when times are tough. He proved that at Texas.

  6. orange says:
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    Great coach, better person. I too heard that he was holding the team together not just in the months after Brackin’s release, but throughout her tenure in Austin. Sad to see Jim leave burnt orange behind, but he is too good of a coach to not be using his talents somewhere. Yale made a great decision!

  7. Swim2012 says:
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    This is wonderful news! Heard great things about Coach Henry and the Yale women need and deserve this positive change in environment and gain of experience and stability within the program. Best of luck!

  8. old coach says:
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    Congrats Jim!

  9. Burnt says:
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    Great news! Congratulations, Jim!

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    Cool news and congratulations to Jim.

  11. gatorfan says:
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    Great hire for Yale, and congrats to Jim. Now that Jim is out of the running for the TXLA job …..any news on that?

  12. Dee says:
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    Congrats to Jim! One of my all time favorite coaches!

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    Congratulations little Jim Henry! Heard about it on the COR post. Fantastic.

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