A four-time NCAA champion at Texas A&M and a semi-finalist in the 400 at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Tabarie Henry is in his second season on the Alabama staff. A native of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Henry works with the Tide’s sprinters as a volunteer assistant coach.
Henry has personal best times of 20.71 seconds in the 200 meters and 44.77 in the 400 meters, both of which are U.S. Virgin Islands national records. Henry’s international career has included a fourth-place finish in the 400 at the 2009 World Outdoor Championships in Berlin, in addition to the two Olympics appearances. Henry competed collegiately at Texas A&M, where he was a significant contributor to the Aggies taking the team titles at the 2010 and 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships, and Barton County Community College in Kansas where he was coached by current Alabama sprints coach Matt Kane.
At A&M, Henry ran on the Aggies’ victorious 4x400-meter relay units that swept the NCAA indoor and outdoor crowns in 2010-11 under head coach Pat Henry. While at Barton County in 2008-09, Henry finished fourth in the 400 at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin (45.42) in the final after running 44.97 in the semifinal. In 2008, he reached the 400 semifinals (45.19) at the Beijing Olympics. He set the U.S. Virgin Islands national record in the 400 twice in 2009, first setting the record (45.09) at the Texas Invitational before posting a personal best of 44.77 as runner-up at the NJCAA Outdoor Championships.
Henry was second in the 200 at 2009 NJCAA Indoor, setting a national record of 21.09, and ran a leg of the U.S. Virgin Islands’ 4x100 relay that set a national record of 39.89 at the CAC meet in Cuba. Henry set an outdoor national record of 20.71 in the 200 at a regional qualifying meet for the NJCAA Outdoor in 2009. In 2008, he placed second in the 400 (45.56) at the NJCAA Outdoor and anchored Barton's winning 4x400 (3:07.03). In 2008, Henry improved his then-national record in the 400 to 45.36 and 45.19 during two rounds of the event at the Beijing Olympics.
Henry attended Hallandale Beach (Fla.) High School where he lettered in track for three years for coach Sheldon Brown. Hallandale won the 2006 Florida 3A state championship by one point after winning both the 4x400 and 4x800 relays. As a senior, Henry finished second in the state 3A 400 (47.11) and ran the second leg of the 4x400 and the third leg of the 4x800. In the summer of 2006, Henry won the 400 title (46.73) at the USA Youth Championships and was runner-up at the Nike Outdoor Championships, setting a U.S. Virgin Islands national junior 400-meter record of 46.51.
A 2013 graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Agricultural Leadership, Henry is the son of Joel Henry and Jennifer Rolle.