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Chad Henry
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Chad Henry, one of the team’s regional scouts who evaluates college talent throughout the year, enters his 19th year working full-time in the Lions’ player personnel department and 20th year overall in the organization. He originally served as the team’s BLESTO scout before being promoted to area scout in 2000.

Chad Henry, one of the team’s regional scouts who evaluates college talent throughout the year, enters his 19th year working full-time in the Lions’ player personnel department and 20th year overall in the organization. He originally served as the team’s BLESTO scout before being promoted to area scout in 2000.

Henry possesses a variety of experience, both in coaching and scouting at all levels of football. Before being hired full-time in 1998, he spent a year as an intern in the Lions’ personnel department and assisted in numerous capacities in both college and pro scouting. He also served as a personnel and coaching staff assistant for the San Diego Chargers during training camp in 1996. Among Henry’s coaching stops were at his alma mater, Indiana (Pa.) Area Senior High School in the Fall of ‘97, and as a scholastic level summer league baseball coach in 1996-97. He is also active with the western Pennsylvania-based charitable organization The Homeboys Foundation, including coaching at their annual free football camp for youth ages 6-18.

Although side effects from a bout with cancer during high school ended Henry’s playing career prematurely, he continued in football as a student assistant at Penn State from 1991-93. He was also an undergraduate assistant coach and recruiting assistant at Indiana University of Pennsylvania upon transferring there in the spring of 1994.

In May 1996, Henry received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in English. He completed his master’s work in labor and industrial relations from the school in May 1998.

Henry, and his wife, Holly, reside in Pittsburgh, Pa. They have three children: Leah, Madeline and Trent. Henry’s father, Jack, coached the Lions’ offensive line from 1997-99, and retired in 2009 after a 40-year coaching career.

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    Lions Offensive Coordinator Jim Bob Cooter and Quarterbacks Coach Brian Callahan coached together with Bears Head Coach John Fox, Special Teams Coordinator Jeff Rodgers, Assistant Defensive Backs Coach Sam Garnes (not pictured), Offensive Line Coach Dave Magazu and Defensive Line Coach Jay Rodgers (not pictured) with the Denver Broncos en route to a Super Bowl XLVIII berth in 2013.
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