DepartmentDepartment of Kinesiology and Health Science
Biola AffiliationsEmployee, Faculty



  • M.A., Ball State University
  • B.S., Marion College


Dee Henry was hired to teach physical education and develop a tennis program at Biola. From 1971 through 2016, in addition to her faculty load, Dee served part-time as the women's tennis coach.

Biola's United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) elite level teaching pro, Dee Henry, has introduced tennis to youth who have played for more than 50 different high school teams, 12 college teams and five players who became high school coaches. Many of Biola's wheelchair players have reached national ranking and three earned an international ranking.


  • United States Tennis Association (USTA)
  • Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA)
  • United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA)


Tennis Awards for Biola:

  • 2008 Southern California Tennis Association - Organizational Member of the Year
  • 1993 National Junior Tennis League (NJTL) - Chapter of the Year
  • 1990 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) - Volvo Tennis Community Service Award
  • 1980 Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) - National Runner-up Team

Service Awards:

  • 2016 Southern California Special Olympics - Tennis Coach of the Season
  • 2016 International Tennis Hall of Fame - Educational Merit Award
  • 2014 Southern California Division United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) - Pete Brown Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2012 USPTA - Small Facility Manager of the Year Award
  • 2011 Southern California Division Facility Manager of the Year
  • 2010 United States Olympic Committee - Volunteer Tennis Coach of the Year
  • 2008 SoCal USPTA - Special Needs Coach of the Year
  • 2006 United States Tennis Association (USTA) - Eve Kraft Community Service Award
  • 2005 Southern California Tennis Association (SCTA) - Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2005 USTA/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) - National Campus Recreation Award
  • 2003 USTA/ITA - Sectional Campus Recreation Award
  • 2001 SoCal USPTA - Handicap Pro of the Year
  • 2001, 1996, 1993, 1987 SCTA - Adult and Youth Service Award
  • 1999 ITA/USTA - Collegiate Community Service Award
  • 1997 SoCal USPTA - Coach of the Year
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