Women’s baksetball: UVU adds Henrie as assistant coach

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A vacancy on the coaching staff of the UVU women’s basketball team was filled in late June when head coach Cathy Nixon made the announcement that Aubree Henrie would be the newest addition for the 2017-18 season, joining the program as an assistant coach.

“We’re grateful to have Aubree join our Wolverine family,” said Nixon in a statement to GoUVU.com. “She’s a tremendous person and fantastic coach. Although she has a relatively short time in coaching, she has a broad wealth of experience with her hand in player development, recruiting and team management. Aubree will be a great compliment to our staff and team as well.”

Before joining the Wolverines, Henrie’s prior coaching experience included two years in Lewiston, Idaho as an assistant coach for the Lewis-Clark State College Warriors. During her run with the Warriors, the team was highly successful with a 62-9 record, including a 35-2 mark in 2016-17. The Warriors also went on a deep run in the 2017 NAIA National Championships, winning four straight games on their way to the title game, where they ultimately fell 73-66 to Oklahoma City University.

Before beginning her coaching career, Henrie played basketball at Seattle Pacific University. She had a successful collegiate career for the Falcons, scoring more than 1,000 points. She was twice named to the All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference team, including once to the first-team. She also served as a team co-captain and was named to the 2015 NCAA West Region All-Tournament team during her redshirt senior season. Henrie accomplished all of this despite missing her entire senior season due to a knee injury.

The position on the UVU coaching staff opened when former assistant coach Caitlyn Sears accepted a job as an assistant coach at Ottawa University Arizona in Surprise, Arizona. There, Sears will join new head coach Milee Karre as the Spirit prepare for their inaugural season in 2017. Karre served as the interim head coach at WAC member Grand Canyon University last season. Sears had been on the UVU coaching staff since the start of the 2015 season and helped the Wolverines to their first-ever WAC Tournament wins in the 2015 and 2016 seasons.