Jason Henry
Head Coach
Phone: (605) 355-3023
Email: Jason.Henry@sdsmt.edu

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Jason Henry, a native of Minot, ND, will enter his ninth season as the Hardrockers' men's basketball head coach. Under Henry's direction the Hardrockers have made it a priority to win on their home floor as the team has establishing a home record of 55-16 ( including a perfect 10-0 mark during the 2012-13 campaign) over the past five seasons which has transferred into winning seasons the past five seasons. In his tenure, he also guided the Hardrockers to appearances in the Dakota Athletic Conference championship game in back-to-back years (2010, 2011) and three of the last five seasons.  His efforts also earned him Dakota Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors in 2011.

Henry has led the Hardrockers to their fifth consecutive winning season  ---- the first time in school history. During the 2011-12 season Henry also became the fastest coach to 100 wins at SD Mines.

Before being promoted, Henry served as an assistant at South Dakota School of Mines for three years where he coordinated the team's recruiting efforts and helped in all aspects of the program under Hugh Welsh.

Henry played high school basketball at Minot Bishop Ryan and college ball at Minot State in North Dakota, where he graduated in 1997 with a degree in physical education as well as corporate fitness. Henry went on to receive his Master's degree in education from North Dakota State University.

Henry's coaching career began as an assistant at Minot Bishop Ryan in 1994. He continued as an assistant with stops at West Fargo, N.D., and Minot State. He then served as head boys' and girls' basketball coach at PBK High School (Pingree, Buchanan, and Kensal) in North Dakota, and two seasons as head boys' coach at Washburn, N.D. The following season Henry then returned to the college level with a two-year stop at the North Dakota School of Science, a junior college in Wahpeton, N.D., as an assistant.

During his last year at Wahpeton in 2002, the team finished with a 31-2 mark and set 14 school records. He coached Team North Dakota during the summers of 1999-2002 which traveled to Australia and Hawaii to compete in international play. Along with his coaching duties over the years, Henry has taught business and physical education classes at the high school and college level.

"Mines is a wonderful place to coach and Rapid City is a beautiful place to live," Henry said. "I have been blessed to have worked with a number of Hall of Fame coaches and learned so much along the way. It is always exciting to start each year and implement my style of play along with the styles that have become part of me from the people I have worked with in the past.

"With an up-tempo offense and pressure defense, we will continue to have some very exciting basketball now and in the future. We have been able to get some of the top student/athletes around the area because of the excellent academic background at Mines. We plan on continuing to bring in these top-notch student-athletes and build upon the foundation that has been established from the past coaches at the School of Mines."

Henry is married to Anne who is a dental hygienist in Rapid City and they have a 6-year-old daughter Gretchen and 41/2-year-old Enna.

 

Eric Glenn
Assistant Coach
Phone: (605) 355-3024
Email:                               Eric.Glenn@sdsmt.edu

 

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Eric enters his eighth season as the assistant coach for the Hardrocker basketball program.

Glenn is a native of Riverton, Wyo., but spent much of his childhood years in Hot Springs where his father was the head football coach.  Eric played football and basketball for two years at Chadron State College in Chadron, Neb., where he was a back-up quarterback and point guard.  He then finished his final two years with the Eagle basketball program.  He graduated from Chadron State with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education (1993). 

After graduation, he stayed on as an assistant for then head coach, Bob Wood, where he helped the Eagles to their first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference league championship.  As an assistant at Chadron State he earned a Master of Arts degree in Sports and Recreation Management.  In 1995, he went to the University of Wyoming where he was the third assistant on Joby Wright's basketball staff. 

After a two-year stint at Wyoming, he moved on to Scottsbluff High School where he was the assistant coach on the Bearcats District B-6 championship team that qualified for the Nebraska State Tournament.  The next season he went to Missouri Valley College and was the assistant men's basketball coach for the Vikings in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. 

In 2000, he was hired as the head coach of Missouri Valley and led the Vikings to their best conference finish in four years, hosted and won play-off tournament games two out of the three years and was nominated for conference coach of the year twice.  From 2001 to 2003 he served on the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II National Tournament Committee. 

In 2003 he took the opportunity to move closer to family and became an assistant at Black Hills State University under Mike Kruszynski. 

Glenn has directed and worked at numerous basketball camps and clinics throughout the Midwest, which have included the University of Wyoming, Colorado State University, Chauncey Billups Basketball Camps, Creighton University, Mike Trader Basketball Camps and Montana State University. 

He is married to the former Lorna Dahlgren, who played for the Chadron State women's basketball program from 1991 - 1995. She holds career records in assists, steals, rebounds and free throws and is in the No. 2 all-time leading scorer. Lorna is a Chadron State inductee  They have one son, Jarek, who is eight and Peyton is two year old.

T.J. Hay
Assistant Coach
Phone: (605) 355-3024
Email:                               TJ.Hay@sdsmt.edu

 

 
 

T.J. Hay is in his first year on the Hardrocker staff and is excited about working with such an excellent coaching staff. T.J. was born in Rapid City and graduated from Central High School. He played basketball, ran track, and was on the golf team. T.J. was also an All-state baseball player for Post 22. Coach Hay played baseball for 4 years at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma where he also served as a graduate assistant for one year.  He graduated from Cameron with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education in 1991.

After graduation, T.J. started his teaching and coaching career at Lower Brule High School where he served as the head boys' basketball coach and was a varsity assistant in football and track for one year.

The following year T.J. was hired as a middle school science teacher at Southwest Middle School in Rapid City and coached football, basketball and track.  In 1995 he joined the football staff at Stevens High School where he served as an assistant varsity coach for 7 seasons while coaching the defensive backs and receivers. Coach Hay was hired as an assistant basketball coach at Stevens in 1996. He was an assistant under 2 different head coaches for 5 years. In 2000 he was promoted to the head coach and served that position for 12 seasons. He has taught physical education at Stevens for 12 years.

T.J. is married to Traci, a Nurse Practitioner at Black Hills Dermatology. They have a 17 year old daughter Madison and a 13 year old son Dylan.



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