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Albert J. “Bud” Henle, Jr. (27 February 1924 - 6 April 2012) was a teacher and coach of numerous sports at Davis Senior High School. Coach Henle was the fourth generation of his family to grow up in the Davis area. Henle was born in Riverside to Davis native Albert J. Henle, Sr. and his wife Margaret Greene. The family soon returned to the Davis area, where Henle attended local schools and graduated from Davis High School in 1942.

During his years as a student at Davis High he was an outstanding athlete in football, basketball, and track. His long jump record stood at Davis High for 35 years. Upon graduation, Henle enlisted in the army, where he served with the 102nd medical battalion of the 27th infantry division in the Pacific Theatre  in World War II, and earned the Bronze Star and Combat Medal Badge for Gallantry and Service.

After the war, he attended UC Davis where he played quarterback for the football team under Vern Hickey. He transferred to the College of the Pacific in Stockton, where he received his degree in 1950 and his teaching credential in 1952. Although he began his teaching career elsewhere, he returned to Davis in 1956 at the request of his former coach, Dewey Halden. Initially upon his return, he coached Varsity Football, Basketball, JV and Varsity Baseball, while he also taught social studies and physical education. Over the next 29 years, Coach Henle served as athletic director (22 years), coached football (29 years), baseball (15 years), and track (10 years). He also served as the Block “D” advisor (16 years) and was the director of the Halden Relays. He retired in 1985 from Davis Senior High School

Coach Henle is a member of the Sac-Joaquin Section Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame, the Northern California Old Timers Sports Association Hall of Fame and the La Salle Coaches Hall of Fame. He was the first inductee into the Davis Senior High School Hall of Fame in 2008. He died at home in 2012, and is buried in the Davis Cemetery.



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