Iowa State men’s basketball: Charlie Henry promoted to assistant coach


It was announced on Monday that Charlie Henry has been promoted as an assistant coach to replace Doc Sadler departing to Southern Miss.

Cyclone Fanatic reported the news earlier today.

"For weeks, every indication out there has pointed toward Charlie Henry being named as the replacement to Doc Sadler on Fred Hoiberg’s Iowa State basketball coaching staff.On Monday morning, the news finally became official."

Henry was formerly the director of player development for the Cyclones before being promoted.

Prior to his time at Iowa State, Henry had spent time as an assistant coach in Detroit, a manager at the University of Utah, and as a video coordinator for the Indiana Pacers.  It is good to see that he has a wealth of experience at every level of competition which should mesh well with the knowledge that Fred and the other coaches have.

Personally, I’m most interested to see what he brings to the table in terms of recruiting and player development.  He has some big shoes to fill in replacing Sadler, an experienced head coach with a defensive mind.

Fans should watch closely to see what Henry ultimately contributes as a youngster, but if Matt Abdelmassih’s success is any indication, Henry’s hire should see immediate dividends.

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