John Henry is in his eighth season as men's basketball coach at Penn this winter.
Henry, who became the head coach seven games into the 2001-02 season, led the 2007-2008 squad to a school record 28 wins (28-6 overall) and a second-straight appearance in the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Tournament.
Henry, who currently owns a career record of 126-102 (all at Penn) has guided the Statesmen basketball program to tremendous success on and off the court, producing 37 academic all-MCC selections, 11 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, 16 all-MCC performers, and five All-Americans.
Henry is a former Statesmen basketball player, graduating from the University in 1997 with a degree in physical education and recreation. After graduation from Penn, Henry coached and taught at the high school level at North Mahaska, Oskaloosa, Clarinda Academy, and Twin Cedars.
After returning to Penn, Henry also served as Penn's head men's and women's cross country coach in 2000 and 2001. He was named MCC Coach of the Year in 2001 for both the men and women after both squads won league titles. The men's team also captured the NAIA Region VII championship in 2001 and competed in the NAIA National Championships.
Originally from Newton, Henry resides in Albia with his wife, Maggie, a 1998 Penn graduate, and their two children, Cole and Ellie.