WATERLOO–Former NCAA champion and two-time Olympian Tabarie J. Henry has joined the RedTail Track and Field coaching staff as the new sprints and hurdles coach.
Henry has a long and storied track career, which includes competing for the U.S. Virgin Islands in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He reached the 400-meter semifinals at both games. He placed fourth in the event at the 2009 IAAF World Championship in Berlin, Germany, and followed up with a seventh-place finish at the 2011 IAAF World Championship in Daegu, South Korea. He was ranked as one of the top 15 400-meter runners in the world from 2008-2012.
While a student-athlete at Texas A&M University, Henry was a back-to-back national champion (2010, 2011) and the 2011 Big 12 Indoor Track and Field champion in the 600 and 4x400 events.
He most recently worked as a coach in the Austin, Texas, area at the Peak Performance Training Center, the Shed Performance Center, and Cedar Park High School. He also has coaching and training experience from Texas A&M University and the University of Alabama.
He is a 2012 graduate of Texas A&M with a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Leadership and Development and a minor in Sports Management. He earned an associate degree from Barton County Community College in 2010.