Mike Henzley is set to begin his 10th season on the Eagles baseball staff in 2013. Henzley will work with the outfielders and serve as the first base coach.
In the past three years, Henzley served a key role in the Eagles assault on the base paths. The team racked up 146 stolen bases, good for second in NCAA Division III in 2010. They followed that up with 122 successful steals in 2011. Henzley is also credited with developing a talented group of young outfielders defensively.
“Coach Henzley has done a great job with our outfielders, he works extremely hard to make sure that we are always positioned correctly and prepared to play,” said head coach J.P. Pyne.
Henzley's history with Daniel Webster baseball goes back to the late 1980's when he was a two-year letter winner as the Eagles third baseman, graduating in 1988.
After graduation Henzley served in the United States Air Force from 1989-1998, he is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War. Since retiring from the Air Force he has been heavily involved with youth and amateur baseball in Southern New Hampshire. He has done extensive work with Merrimack Post 98 Legion baseball as well as the Granite State Baseball League.
"Mike Henzley is a true pillar of Daniel Webster baseball. He is
involved in every facet of the program from player development and
field maintenance to coaching our outfielder and hitters,”
said Pyne. "We are fortunate to have someone who cares so much
about the success of the program on staff. Our program benefits
tremendously from his passion for the game and the college."
In 2011, an award was created in Coach Henzley’s honor. The Michael G. Henzley Award will be presented annually to a recipient that displays continued, dedicated service and made a lasting contribution to the baseball program.
Henzley, a New Jersey native, maintained a .305 batting average during his playing days. Currently he resides in Merrimack with his wife Sue and their three sons Brock (25), Garrett (15) and Landon (12).