Former Yellowjacket Carson Henry joins the RCTC Wrestling Coaching Staff for the 2019-2020 season. Henry spent the last two years as an Assistant Coach at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. While with the Marauders, Henry helped coach three NCAA Division II All-Americans and four national qualifiers. In both seasons, he helped coach two teams to the top twenty in combined GPA for NCAA Division II teams, along with 13 NWCA Academic All-Americans.
As Director of Wrestling Operations, Henry helped develop a following for Marauders Wrestling on social media. In the McDowell Activity Center, where the Marauders averaged just shy of 1,000 fans per dual, he was a part of the team that obtained the highest “MAC Mob” turnout of 1,118 fans attendance at the first home dual of the 2019 season against Minot State.
“Carson is a great addition to our program and the coaching staff. He has a lot of experience with social media, and I’m excited to see how he will help update that aspect of our program. Coming into our program he knows exactly what to expect, and I know that he will contribute to our program’s success,” said coach Randy Rager.
As a collegiate student-athlete, Henry competed in the NJCAA and NCAA Division II levels, earning 42 pins through his 47-win career. As a Yellowjacket captain, Henry became an NCWA All-American by placing seventh at the National Tournament in 2015. While in Junior College, Henry was a National Finalist at the NJCAA Non-Scholarship National Tournament, an NJCAA National Qualifier, NWCA Academic All-American, and a two-time Minnesota College Athletic Conference Individual and Team Champion.
Henry graduated with an Associate’s degree from Rochester Community and Technical College in 2015 and a Bachelor’s degree in General Studies focusing in the areas of Allied Health, Wellness, Humanities, and Social Sciences from Northern State University in 2017. He attended graduate school at the University of Mary, where he studied for his Masters of Education in Physical Education and Athletic Administration.
“I am grateful for the opportunities that wrestling has given me to further my education, my competitive career as a student-athlete, and my coaching career. I am excited to continue my coaching career at the NJCAA level with a talented set of coaches in Coach Rager and Coach Rutt. I hope to make a positive impact on this institution that I attended, the RCTC wrestling program that I wrestled for, the Southeast Minnesota wrestling community that I grew up in, and most importantly the student-athletes that have the opportunity to continue the Yellowjackets tradition of excellence.”