According to multiple reports, Indiana will hire former Dallas Cowboys wide receivers coach Adam Henry to fill their opening at the same spot. Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports reported the news first.
Henry spent the past two seasons as the receivers coach for the Cowboys. The team reportedly offered him a new deal following the 2021 season, but Henry declined.
Henry, 49, is a native of Beaumont, Texas. He starred as a receiver at McNeese State and then played briefly with the New Orleans Saints.
His coaching career has been highlighted by work with Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry at LSU. He also coached that duo with the Cleveland Browns, his most recent spot before heading to Dallas in 2020.
After his NFL playing career with New Orleans from 1994 to 1996, Henry returned to McNeese State from 1997 to 2006, serving as wide receivers coach and then one season (2006) as offensive coordinator.
He then spent five seasons (2007-2011) as an offensive quality control coach and then tight ends coach for the Oakland Raiders.
He was the LSU wide receivers coach from 2012 to 2014, and then returned to the NFL as a wide receivers coach with San Francisco (2015), New York Giants (2016-17), Cleveland (2018-19) and the last two years in Dallas.
His time with the New York Giants overlapped with new Indiana running backs coach Craig Johnson and strength coach Aaron Wellman.
Henry will replace Grant Heard at IU, who left the program to take the same spot at Central Florida.
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