Charlie Henry Introduced as the New Georgia Southern Men’s Basketball Head Coach


Briyanna Thompson, Managing Sports Editor

Jared Benko, GS Director of Athletics formally introduced Henry as GS 15th head coach in the program at a press conference on March 29. 

Important quotes: Fans and Media were in attendance Wednesday afternoon to help welcome in Henry to the Georgia Southern athletic family, here are a few quotes from Jared Benko: 

  • “We talked to people all throughout college basketball, professional basketball, scouts, you name it. We turned over every stone. And the one reoccurring theme that kept coming up was Charlie Henry, Charlie Henry, Charlie Henry. And so as we went through the process and really dove deep into Charlie and his background and utilizing analytics and talking to all types of people in the industry, he became a major candidate for us.”
  • . He’s an elite basketball mind – elite. He’s a progressive in his approach to game planning and style of play. They’re doing stuff at Alabama that other schools aren’t doing. We’re really excited about bringing that style of play to Statesboro. He’s detailed and uses advanced analytics, that’s that NBA background that brings it to the table.” 


Important quotes: Charlie Henry attended the press conference with his wife, Teisha, his son ,Nash and his daughter, Dixie Grace. Here are a few quotes from Wednesday: 

  • “Georgia Southern – people, purpose, action. Growing ourselves to grow others. I’ve always prided myself on being a lifelong learner, and at Georgia Southern, I feel honored to be a part of this great team. I want to specifically thank all the people that have gone out of their way to call, send texts and make myself and my family feel so welcome.
  •  We are going to celebrate you and welcome you back with pride and admiration in our hearts. I personally look forward to working with Coach Backus, who I got to see earlier today, to help foster those relationships. We’re going to work really, really hard to give you all, and especially our former players, a program that they can be proud of.”
  • “Lastly, I just want to reiterate. I can’t tell you how proud I am to be standing up here in front of you today. All the thanks I’ve given out, I meant every word of it. We’re going to work extremely hard, all right, with this current group of guys, we’re going to work extremely hard to add the right guys, and as I said earlier, build a program that we can all be proud of. Which leads me with I guess one thing left to say. Hail Southern!”