Chandler Henley
Chandler Henley
Title: Assistant Coach, Tight Ends
Phone: 203-432-9326
Recruiting Areas: Alaska, Arizona, California (South), Colorado, Nevada (Las Vegas), New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming

Yale’s tight ends coach is a former Bulldog captain with a championship ring. Chandler Henley ‘07, captain of the 2006 Ivy League Champion Yale football team and a two-time All-Ivy pick, returned to the Bulldogs as an assistant coach in July of 2015.

Henley was a four-year letter winner during his time at Yale, recording 110 receptions for 1,609 yards and 11 touchdowns in 40 games. He led the team with six touchdowns in 2004, and was the team leader in receptions, yards and touchdowns during the 2006 championship season.  He was awarded the 2006 Carm Cozza Leadership Award, given by the New Haven Gridiron Club, and then graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 2007.

Henley spent the 2012, 2013 and 2014 seasons at Vanderbilt University, where he received a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration while coaching the Commodores. After spending two seasons as an offensive/recruiting graduate assistant, he was named assistant quarterback coach, in addition to his offensive graduate assistant duties, in 2014.

He helped lead the Commodores to back-to-back, nine win seasons for the first time in school history in 2012-13. In Henley's second year, the offense averaged a school-record 30.1 points per game, and ended the year by setting a team post-season scoring record with 41 points in a BBVA Compass Bowl victory over Houston. Working directly with the wide receivers, his group led all SEC units in receptions, yards, and touchdowns.  In 2013 he helped with the running backs in addition to wide receivers, and the group accounted for 31 touchdowns.

Henley left Vanderbilt to become the running backs coach at Holy Cross early in 2015 but could not pass up the opportunity to work at his alma mater.

Following his graduation from Yale, Henley pursued a career in sales for five years, working at International Business Machines Corp. and then Google. During that time, he also worked part time at NBC as a researcher for the Emmy-Award nominated Football Night in America.

A native of Littleton, Colo., Henley was an all-state wide receiver at J.K. Mullen High School in Denver in 2000. He then attended Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Conn., where he was named the 2001 New England Prep School Player of the Year.

Henley lives in New Haven.