I caught up with Robert Henry a few minutes ago. He was Billy Brewer’s defensive coordinator for four seasons.
Since he left Ole Miss in 1991 Henry, a Corinth native, has had a number of stops, several in Division II.
He’s beginning his third season as coordinator at Gulf South Conference member West Alabama under Will Hall, the former Amory quarterback.
Last year in a 9-4 season that included two playoff games Henry’s unit led the nation in pass defense and ranked third in total defense.
UWA led the Gulf South Conference in five defensive categories. Defensive end Ridge Wilson was named the league’s defensive player of the year, and three players from that team are in NFL camps right now.
Henry was at Ole Miss from 1988-1991, a span that included two winning seasons, a Liberty Bowl win over Air Force and a Gator Bowl loss to Michigan.
“I remember the kids that played for me. They were a great bunch of people. Obviously I remember Chucky Mullins, and I remember the 28 wins in my four years there, the bowl games. Most of all I remember the players. I still keep in touch with some of them. It was a great time.”