Chuck Henry is still one of the top players in the Washington,D.C., area. He is now putting his coaching talents to work as asecond-year assistant at Catholic University.
Henry has played with and against NBA players in the GoodmanLeague at Barry Farms in southeast Washington, D.C., for the pastsix summers. Teammates have included Roger Mason – whom SteveHowes coached in high school – and Michael Beasley, both withthe Miami Heat. In 2008, Henry’s team featured Ty Lawson(Denver Nuggets), former Washington Wizard Gilbert Arenas and KevinDurant (Oklahoma City Thunder). It was Arenas who suggested Henryplay professionally.
So Henry, who had last played at Barton College in Wilson, N.C.,in 2005, went to Germany and played for BBC Rendsburg. The Twisterswon the German North Region Division IV championship in 2008-09 andthe higher-level Division III title the next year.
Henry led the league in scoring (33 ppg) and rebounding (16 rpg)in 2008-09 and averaged 8 steals per game. A 6-foot-4, 215-poundpower forward, he recorded four triple-doubles and had three50-point games. He averaged 23 ppg, 14 rpg and 3 spg his secondyear. His professional career ended when he broke his right footduring the 2010-11 season.
While in Germany, Henry coached a youth team for BBC Rendsburgand directed skill improvement camps. He still mentorsseveral German youth players.
Henry was a two-year starter at Division II Barton in 2003-05.He was named Most Improved Player both seasons and captain hissenior year. During his sophomore year, the Bulldogs became thefirst Barton team to win a game in the NCAA Tournament. He wasfreshman class treasurer and made the Dean’s List manytimes.
Henry transferred to Barton after playing his freshman season atMorris College, an NAIA school in Sumter, S.C. He was recognized onthe league’s second-team All-Freshman squad.
Henry was a three-sport star at Forestville (Md.) High Schoolprior to graduating in 2001. He was selected third-team All-PrinceGeorge’s County in basketball his senior year and played inthe county All-Star game. In baseball, he was a two-year startingsecond baseman and catcher. He had perfect attendance his final twoyears and was an Honor Roll student.
Henry enjoyed his greatest success in football. He started atquarterback as a junior and senior and guided Forestville to acombined 24-2 record. The Knights won the 1999 Maryland State 1AChampionship and advanced to the state title game the next yearafter repeating as county and region champions.
Henry began his college coaching career at Barton last seasonunder his college coach, Ron Lievense, and contributed to theteam’s 23-8 record and Carolinas Conference regular-seasontitle. Henry played a key role in the development of two first-teamAll-Carolinas selections and one All-American. The Bulldogs wontwice in the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the Division II Sweet16.
Henry earned his bachelor’s degree in businessadministration from Barton College and is pursuing a master’sin sports leadership from Duquesne. He is the son of Barbara Henryand Charlie McKie. His father was a longtime head football coach atWashington’s Spingarn High School. A brother, Richard, playedfootball at Delaware State.
Charlie Warren Henry was born in the nation’s capital in1982 and lives in Mitchellville, Md. He is a computer teacher atBurrville Elementary School in northeast Washington.