Bryan Henry is in his 4th season as the Florida A&M Pitching Coach after being named to the position in 2015. The Tallahassee native brings a wealth of baseball knowledge to the Rattler coaching staff after being an All-ACC Pitcher at Florida State including ACC Pitcher of the Year in 2007. Henry also spent seven seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, including two seasons at the Triple A level.
In 2017, he saw his pitching staff post a 4.81 ERA. His staff struck out 321 batters and held their opponends to a batting average of .282. Henry's pitchers did even better in conference, posting a 4.52 ERA while holding opposing hitters to a batting average of .279.
Fighting through injuries to the pitching staff in 2016, FAMU finished ranked in the top three of the MEAC in ERA, opposing batting average, saves, runs allowed, earned runs allowed, walks allowed, fewest doubles and fewest triples allowed. Florida A&M faced some of the toughest competition in 2016 as the non-conference strength of schedule was ranked 18th nationally. The Rattlers finished with a team ERA of 3.27 in conference games, which ranked second in the MEAC. Seven different FAMU pitchers also finished the season with a sub-4.00 ERA in conference play including Ricky Page, who was 4-1 against the MEAC and posted a 1.58 ERA with 47 strikeouts to just 11 walks.
In 2015, his first season as the Florida A&M Pitching Coach, he helped direct the Rattlers to their lowest team ERA (4.71) in program history. The 4.71 team ERA ranked third in the MEAC. It marked the first time in school history FAMU had finished the season with a team ERA below 5.00. The pitching staff also combined to finish with the eighth most single-season strikeouts (284) since 2000, in just 48 games. Senior, left-handed, pitcher Marcus Roberts set the program record with a 0.89 ERA in 27 appearances and just allowed two earned runs on the year. Five pitchers finished the 2015 season with a sub-3.00 ERA and the staff finished with a 3.28 ERA against conference opponents.
Henry also served as an assistant coach for the USA Baseball National Team Development Programs with the 14U team in 2014.
Henry, who spent the 2013-14 school year on the Florida State University coaching staff, was a highly-decorated baseball player on the high school and collegiate levels, who also gained valuable seasoning in the game as a professional player in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.
A three-sport letterwinner at Tallahassee’s Florida High School, performing in basketball, swimming and baseball, Henry was the 2003 Florida Class 2A State Baseball Player of the Year, getting selected in the 2003 Major League Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Henry bypassed the Pirates’ offer and continued his budding baseball career at nationally-renowned Florida State University, where he was mentored by then-pitching coach and current FAMU head baseball coach, Jamey Shouppe.
At FSU, Henry soon became the ace of the Seminole pitching staff, blossoming into a three-time First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) selection (2005-06-07).
He had a spectacular turn as senior in 2007, earning All-American honors and ACC Pitcher of the Year accolades, riding that momentum into the that year’s June Major League Draft, where he was taken in the 12th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Henry played seven (7) professional seasons in the Diamondbacks’ system, including two years with the Triple A (AAA) Reno Aces, helping the club win the 2012 International League championship.
In 2010, he was a USA Baseball team selectee, playing in the Pan-American qualifier in Puerto Rico where he allowed just one run in six innings.
Henry and his wife, Laura Lee, are the proud parents of a son, Andrew and daughter Brylee.
FAMU's Team ERA Under Henry
2017 - 4.81
2016 - 5.22
2015 - 4.71