Former Seminole All-American Bryan Henry returns to Florida State joining the coaching staff in his first season as the Seminoles' volunteer assistant in 2014. Henry's primary responsibilities will be in the development of the outfielders while serving as the first base coach.
Selected in the 12th round of the 2007 MLB First Year Player Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks, Henry played all seven seasons in the Diamondbacks' organization playing for the Triple-A Reno Aces in 2012 and 2013. He was part of three league championships, twice with Double-A Mobile and once with Triple-A Reno. Henry's 2012 Reno team captured both the Pacific League Championship and the Triple-A National Championship, beating former Seminole teammate Tony Thomas and the Pawtucket Red Sox. Used as both a starter and reliever throughout his career, Henry won 30 career games, recording 556.1 innings and a posting a career ERA of 4.06.
Henry was also a 2010 Team USA selection, competing in the Pan Am Games in Puerto Rico. He threw 6.0 innings allowing one run in the tournament. Henry's teammates on the 2010 squad included current major league players Mike Trout, Chris Archer, Eric Hosmer, Todd Frazier and Mike Moustakas.
A graduate of Florida State University in 2007, Henry played three seasons with the Seminoles serving as a two-way player during his sophomore season in 2005 before concentrating solely on pitching for his final two years. The Tallahassee, Fla., native posted a career record of 32-9 with a 2.60 ERA in 53 appearances. Henry recorded 273 strikeouts in 322.1 innings of work, while holding opponents to a .231 average. He ranks ninth in wins and 10th in ERA with at least 200 innings of work all-time in the Seminole record books.
As a senior in 2007, Henry earned ACC Pitcher of the Year and All-ACC first team accolades, while claiming first team All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball. The right hander was also a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award and Dick Howser Trophy after finishing the year with a 14-2 record and a 2.60 ERA. He led the team in wins and ERA and ranked first in the ACC in wins, innings pitched (117.2) and strikeouts (117). His 14 wins tied for the most nationally, while he finished the year ranked 19th in strikeouts. Henry remains the only Seminole pitcher to be recognized as a three-time first team All-ACC honoree.
Prior to arriving at Florida State, Henry spent one season at North Florida Community College where he went 6-5 with a 2.90 ERA. He struck out 79 batters and issued just 12 walks in 90 innings pitched. Henry also played first and third as he hit .386 with five home runs and 40 RBI en route to earning second team All-Panhandle Conference honors.
Henry was a three-year starter at Florida High where he was named the Class 2A State Player of the Year and a first team FSWA All-State selection as a senior.
Henry is married to the former Laura -Lee Atkinson, a volleyball standout at Valdosta State. The couple has one child, a son Andrew, who was born in 2012.
Seminole playing career (2005-07)
2007 MLB Draft: Drafted in the 12th round (373rd overall pick) by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
2007: Team captain...the 2007 ACC Pitcher of the Year and All-ACC First-Team for the third consecutive season...first team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and second team All-American by Rivals.com... semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award, Dick Howser Trophy and Roger Clemens Award...named a quarterfinalist for the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List...a three-time All-ACC first team selection...the first FSU pitcher to be a multiple All-ACC first teamer...earned 3rd team Preseason All-America honors by the NCBWA...leads the team, among starters, in wins (14) and ERA (2.60)...sits first in the ACC with 14 wins, innings pitched (117.2) and total strikeouts (117), fourth in ERA, fifth in strikeouts per game (8.95) and opponents batting average (.238)...tied for the national lead in wins and 19th in strikeouts...won nine straight ACC decisions in the regular season...set a career-high with his 10th win of the season against North Carolina...with a win over Clemson became just the eighth pitcher at FSU since 1992 to win 13 or more games in a season...with his win over Georgia Tech became the seventh pitcher at FSU and first since 1985 to win 14 or more games in a season...named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week for his performance against Tennessee on opening day...honored by the College Baseball Foundation as a member of the Weekly Honor Roll three times this season...named ACC Pitcher of the Week twice this season, once for his masterful peformance against North Carolina and then again three weeks later as he led FSU to a victory over Clemson...named one of 10 finalists for the Lowe's Senior Class Award...led the pitching staff with three pick-offs in 2007...gave up a run or less in nine of his 18 starts...posted seven or more strikeouts in 10 of his 18 starts.
2006: Tied for second in the nation in combined shutouts with four...established the third-longest shutout streak in FSU history when he did not allow a run for 27 2/3 innings...10 of his 18 starts were quality starts and he is now 18-7 in his career with 19 quality starts, a lifetime ERA of 2.59 and just 48 walks in 204.2 innings pitched...FSU's Friday night starter in 16 straight series until Wake Forest when he was used on Saturday following Tyler Chambliss...returned to the No. 1 spot the last two series...has recorded at least nine wins in back-to-back seasons and has posted an ERA below 3.00 in both of those campaigns as well...ninth among ACC pitchers in ERA, second in innings pitched and third in games started...tied for the team lead with 18 starts and led the squad in innings pitched...recorded better than three strikeouts for every walk he issued... his 98 K's were second-best on the team... right-handers hit just .207 versus Henry... averaged more innings per appearance than anyone on the staff...no Seminole hurler averaged fewer walks per appearance than Henry who issued just over two walks per nine innings...led all starters with a .230 opponent batting average... picked off a team-best five base runners... struck out 37 batters looking, most on the team.
ACC: The only Seminole pitcher to ever be named an All-ACC first team selection...named to the All-ACC Academic Team...one of just two players to be named All-ACC first team and to the inaugural All-ACC Academic Team... named ACC Pitcher of the Week February 20th...second on the team with four wins in ACC play...seventh among ACC pitchers in innings pitched in conference games and 10th in ERA...led all starters in K:BB ratio and opponent batting average.
2005: The rise of sophomore Bryan Henry to the top of the Seminole rotation was one of the keys to FSU's success in 2005...named NCAA Tallahassee Regional Most Outstanding Player, All-ACC first team, College Baseball Insider National Player of the Week, ACC Pitcher of the Week and a two-time member of the National Baseball Foundation's National Honor Roll...the Tallahassee product led FSU in 2005 with eight quality starts despite starting just 11 games on the hill and all eight quality starts came in consecutive games...led all FSU starters with nine wins and despite starting for just half the season, Henry was second on the squad with 89.0 innings pitched...allowed the second-fewest hits of any FSU starter (71)...led all FSU starters in ERA (2.22)... finished the regular season the No.1 pitcher in the ACC for ERA, ERA in conference games and opponent batting average in ACC play...his ERA was more than three-quarters of a run less than any other ACC player in overall games and in ACC games alone during the regular season... Henry was also third in the nation for ERA entering Super Regional play and finished the year ranked 33rd in America...was the only FSU pitcher to pitch a nine-inning complete game in 2005...his complete game versus Auburn in the 2005 NCAA Tallahassee Regional put FSU into the championship game...pitched 6.1 innings or more in eight straight starts leading up to the NCAA Super Regional ...no other FSU pitcher had gone over six innings in three consecutive starts since 2003... Henry recorded wins versus NCAA Tourna-ment teams Florida, Miami, Virginia, North Carolina, NC State and Auburn...wins over Miami and Florida came in the same week ...in eight starts on the hill versus NCAA Tournament teams, Henry went 6-2 with a 2.80 ERA recording 37 strikeouts and just 14 walks in 61 innings pitched...held opposing batters to an average of just .243 in those games...six of those eight starts were quality starts and five times in those eight games he allowed one earned run or less...Henry was the only pitcher on the Florida State staff that recorded more fly ball outs than ground ball outs in 2005... opponents hit just .202 against him with runners on base and only .252 with two outs in an inning...his .221 opponent batting average was the best among FSU's starters...led all FSU starters in wins (four), strikeouts (27) and ERA (1.24) in regular season road games...of the Seminoles' 14 road victories, Henry had four himself.
Previous School: Went 6-5 with a 2.90 ERA at North Florida Community College in Madison, FL...struck out 79 batters and issued just 12 walks in 90 innings pitched...also played third and first...hit .386 with 40 RBIs and 5 home runs...second-team All-Panhandle Conference selection as a freshman.
High School: A three-year starter at Florida High...Class 2A State Player of the Year and first-team FSWA all-state selection as a senior...participated in the FACA All-Star game in Sebring...selected Tallahassee Democrat's All-Big Bend Player of the Year...went 11-1 with a 0.77 ERA... struck out 110 batters and issued just seven walks in 72 innings pitched...had a career record of 22-2...tossed a perfect game on Senior Night against Taylor County...also played shortstop...hit .360 as a senior...was a 47th round selection of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2002...won an AAU National Championship with the Tallahassee Baseball Club.
Personal: Born February 15, 1985 ...major is sport management...2005 ACC Honor Roll...2006 All-ACC Academic Team.