Bryan Henry
Bryan Henry


Bryan Henry is entering his second season as head coach at Tallahassee Community College. He is the third head coach in program history, and the second in the modern era with Mike McLeod serving in the role since the program's rebirth in 1990.

In Henry's first season at the helm, the Eagles finished with a 29-18 (12-12) record, narrowly missing out on the FCSAA/NJCAA South Atlantic District tournament with a third place finish in the Panhandle Conference. Four players received All-Panhandle Conference honors including two named to the first-team. Marco Dinges received All-FCSAA honors for the second straight season before signing with Henry's alma mater, Florida State University. Dinges was one of seven players from the 2023 team who signed to continue their academic and athletic careers at four-year institutions. 

Henry was most recently an assistant coach at Florida A&M University, overseeing the pitching staff and assisting in recruiting. During his time there, the Rattlers won two Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championships in 2015 and 2019. Those seasons also marked the program's first two appearances in the NCAA Tournament. In 2015, his pitching staff had a 4.71 ERA, the lowest in school history.

A Tallahassee native, Henry attended and played baseball at Florida High School, where he was named the Class 2A Player of the Year in 2003. That summer, he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft, but chose to play collegiately at North Florida Community College. After one season, he transferred to Florida State University. During his time there, he was named to the All-ACC First Team in 2005, 2006, and 2007. In 2007, he was named ACC Pitcher of the Year. He graduated with a degree in Physical Education.

He was then drafted in the 12th round of the draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks, where he played professionally for seven seasons. During his career he won league championships at the AA (Mobile BayBears) and AAA (Reno Aces) levels.  

Before becoming the pitching coach at FAMU, Henry returned to his alma mater and served as a volunteer assistant coach at Florida State University under legendary Head Coach Mike Martin Sr., the winningest head coach in NCAA history.

"He's a big-time competitor," said Martin Sr., "and he will be a tremendous addition at TCC."

Henry is also heavily involved in the Tallahassee community. Each year, Henry hosts a Father-Son baseball camp with David Ross, another Florida High graduate and current manager of the Chicago Cubs.

On top of on-field success, Henry understands the importance of junior college athletics, and has goals for his student-athletes to develop off-the-field.

"We want our student-athletes to create memories that they will never forget," said Henry. "Some of my best baseball memories came from my one year at North Florida Community College. We will really push them to take advantage of the great education that they will receive here at TCC and make sure they do what needs to be done in the classroom to prepare them for their next stage of life."

"That discipline that is created off the field will carry over to how we prepare on the field. We are going to really get after it at practice and develop these players and prepare them for every situation that will arise over the course of a game and season."

Bryan Henry currently lives in Tallahassee with his wife Laura-Lee, and their children Andrew and Brylee.