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About Heather Henson

Heather Henson, Recruiting Educator, Jon Gordon Certified Trainer, and Generation Youth Certified Coach.  As a twenty-eight year coaching veteran, Heather's mission has been to advocate and help student-athletes develop the skills they need to be successful on the field, in the classroom, and throughout their career.  Her coaching career began as an assistant for the men's and women's soccer teams at High Point University, before being named head coach for the women's team.  This was followed by twenty-three years as a NCAA Division I head coach for East Tennessee State University and Belmont University.  She has also been heavily involved with the Olympic Development Program for 29 years, first as a player and then as a State Team Coach and Regional Staff Coach.  

Heather is a leader in the college recruiting process, leadership training and team culture development.  She has served as a NCAA Senior Women's Administrator, and is licensed by the United State Soccer Federation (USSF) and United Soccer Coaches (USC).  Her recruitment classes have included fourteen Scholar Athlete Awards and one NCAA Top 30 Women-of-the-Year and 25 years posting Team GPA of 3.0-3.8, representing her dedication to the academic success of every student-athlete.

Heather 's calling is to help young people be the best they can be by providing the skills they need to accomplish their goals.  She is supported by her faith, family and numerous former players who have benefitted from Heather's leadership.  She and her husband Chris are proud parents to daughter Callie, and live in Franklin, Tennessee. 

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Professional Experience    

Certified Speaker 

     Jon Gordon Certified Trainer 

     Generation Youth Certified Coach

Head Women’s Soccer Coach

   Belmont University, 2011-2022
         (Winningest Coach in Program History)

   East Tennessee State University, 1999-2010
         (Winningest Coach in Program History when she left)

   High Point University, 1995-1999

Assistant Coach to the Men’s and Women’s Soccer Programs

   High Point University 1994-1995

Olympic Development Program

   Tennessee ODP Girls Director 13U-14U  2023-Current

   Region III Staff Coach 2010

   Tennessee State Team Coach, 1999-2020

   North Carolina State Team Coach, 1995-1999

Administrative Experience

Committee Member

   NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Committee (Southeast), 2009-2010

   NCAA Division I Women’s Ranking Committee, 2007- 2010

Senior Woman Administrator

   High Point University, 1997-1999

Team Academic Achievements 
  • 25 Teams earn NSCAA/USC Team Academic Award    
  • 2 Teams post Highest Team GPA of all NCAA Division I Women's Soccer
  • NCAA Women of the Year Top 30
  • Capital One Academic All American
  • Coca Cola Community All American
  • NSCAA Scholar Athlete 
  • CSC/CoSIDA Academic Team
  • Presidential Scholar Athlete of the Year
  • 267 Conference Scholar Athletes 

Team Athletic Achievements

  • 1 NCAA Division I Tournament Appearance
  • 1 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Championship
  • 1 Goalkeeper of the Year
  • 1 Freshman of the Year
  • 1 Atlantic Sun Student-Athlete of the Year
  • 4 NSCAA/USC All-South Region Team
  • 1 All Tournament MVP
  • 6 All Tournament Team 
  • 56 All Conference Players   


I appreciate everyone giving their testimonials. 

Sara and Jamie B 
Parents of 2024 high school senior

Helping your child choose the best path to further her sports career is no small task!  It can be extremely overwhelming and seem very complicated at times.  This was true for our family and our daughter, Anna.  Anna always knew that she wanted to continue playing soccer at the D1 collegiate level, however, how to make this dream happen was a process our family had never gone through before.  In the winter of her junior year, we signed up with a large recruitment agency.  Shortly after, we were unsure we made a good decision spending thousands of dollars on this global agency. We found ourselves communicating with multiple representatives and watching generic webinars.  Nothing appeared to be changing in our recruiting process.  Then, we reached out to Heather Henson with H2 Athletic Advising.  Game Changer!  Being a former college coach herself and on the “other side” of the recruiting process, Heather was an inspiration and wealth of knowledge to myself, my husband, and our daughter.  Heather made the entire process so individualized and personalized to Anna and her needs.  We no longer felt like a number, once we started our journey with H2 Athletic Advising.  Heather was inspirational and determined to help Anna achieve her dreams.  She taught Anna so many valuable life lessons, and career skills and empowered her to take hold of the process and be “in charge” of her life journey!  There are ups and downs along the way and Heather was always just a session away from helping us make the best decisions!  We cannot stress how valuable H2 Athletic Advising and Heather have been in our journey.  Sign up today and see the progress start! 

Nathaniel Clapp 
Head Girls and Boys Soccer Coach at Fred J Page High School
  • State Championship (2x Girls & 1x Boys)
  • Coach of the Year (1x Girls & 1x Boys)

“Coach Henson has been a great mentor to myself and my soccer players.  She is very knowledgeable of the ins and outs of high school and club all the way through recruitment and college processes.  You can tell when working with her that she loves and has passion for the athletes she works with.  She can coach the mental side of her athletes just as well as the physical side including the mental part of recruiting that so many overlook.  If I choose anyone to help our players in the recruitment process it is Coach Henson.”

Connie G

Parent of a college student-athlete

I wholeheartedly recommend Heather Henson for athletic advising.  My daughter had several sessions with Heather to mentor her through the portal process.  She provided excellent advice and mentoring throughout this process.  As a parent, I needed someone with the expertise to help guide my daughter, and I don’t have those skills.  In all facets, Heather’s recommendations were spot-on and she guided Ella in a very thoughtful and caring manner.  I wish Heather had been an available resource while my daughter was still in high school as her knowledge would have been so helpful.


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