WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State University women’s basketball coaching staff has been completed with the hiring of James Henry. Along with new WSSU women’s basketball head coach L’Tona Lamonte and returning assistant coach Annitra Cole, the coaching staff will lead the program into the next chapter of WSSU women’s basketball.
Henry comes to WSSU after spending the past five seasons at New Smyrna Beach High School where he served as the girls’ basketball head coach. From 2011-16, he helped to guide the Cudas program into becoming a prestigious program with a 48-8 overall record over the past two seasons and claiming back-to-back district championships and reaching the Sweet 16 in the Florida High School State Series. The program also enjoyed success in the classroom with the girls’ basketball team boasting a 3.0 combined team GPA. The team also regularly did volunteer projects in the community. In addition to coaching girls’ basketball, Henry also served as the head track & field coach at New Smyrna Beach High.
In addition to his coaching duties at New Smyrna Beach, Henry also worked with the Central Florida Elite Basketball Organization where he helped to develop many NCAA Division I players as the assistant director of basketball operations for the Central Florida Elite travel team, one of only 32 teams sponsored by Nike, and competed in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League.
Henry is a 2002 graduate of Central Florida University. He is also a veteran of the United States Air Force.