Joe Henrich, Head Coach Bethlehem Catholic

Joe Henrich

Joe Henrich

Coach Henrich is entering his fifth season as Head Coach at Bethlehem Catholic.  In
2014, Coach Henrich guided the Golden Hawks to their second consecutive District XI
3A Championship. In 2013, Coach Henrich was Nike Eastern PA AAA Coach of the Year and served as the Head Coach of the Gold Squad in the 2014 McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Classic. He is a 1991 graduate of Emmaus High School where he was a 2-time All-Conference player and a participant in the McDonald’s All-Star Classic.  He continued his football career at the University of Connecticut where he was a starting center.  His coaching career began in 1995 at the University of Redlands, in Redlands, California as a Graduate Assistant.  In 1997, he was hired as the Defensive Coordinator at Western Connecticut State University.  He returned to the Lehigh Valley in 1998 to join the Muhlenberg College staff and helped lead them to their first non-losing season in eight years.  Coach Henrich then spent the next two years as the Defensive Coordinator at Albright College.  After a brief stint at
Northampton High School, Coach Henrich returned to Muhlenberg and helped lead the
Mules to a 10-2 mark and the second round of the NCAA playoffs for the first time in
school history.  In 2003, Coach Henrich settled back into the high school ranks,
serving two years as the Defensive Coordinator at Freedom, one season as the Special
Teams Coordinator at Bethlehem Catholic, and five years as Defensive Coordinator at
Emmaus.  During his tenure at Emmaus, the Green Hornets defense finished in the top
two in the LVC in points allowed three times and in the top two in PIAA Class 4A
twice.  In 2008, the Emmaus defense ranked second in the state with a 5.9 points
allowed per game average.  Coach Henrich was instrumental in guiding Emmaus to 3
Eastern Conference Playoff appearances including one championship and two PIAA
playoff appearances.  Coach Henrich currently serves as the Director of Admissions
at Bethlehem Catholic and resides in Lower Macungie with his wife of sixteen years,
Monica, and their three boys, Alexander, Ryan and Trey.

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