Mail Tribune sports editor Kris Henry has been named the recipient of the 2022 Media Award presented by the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association.
“We are honored to recognize Kris for his many years of service and positive contributions to Oregon high school sports,” said OACA Executive Director Rob Younger during the announcement.
“Kris excels at giving equal treatment to all sports and all classifications within his coverage area,” Younger said.
Henry will be honored May 21 at the OACA’s annual awards banquet at the University of Oregon’s Autzen Stadium, along with honors recipients in various other categories.
“Anyone who has worked with Kris during his years at the Mail Tribune would not be surprised if he received this award,” said Robert Galvin, the newspaper’s acting editor.
“He is dedicated to craftsmanship and serving the Rogue Valley sports community,” Galvin added.
Henry began his career at the Mail Tribune as a sports journalist in 1998. In the years since, he’s written everything from games stories to articles to columns, as well as working on the desk taking game reports and designing pages.
He became a sportswriter in July 2021, following the retirement of Tim Trower, himself winner of the OACA Media Award in 2014.
Henry is also a member of the Southern Oregon Sports Commission and the Medford Sports Hall of Fame Committee, and has spent nearly two decades as a youth sports coach and volunteer in football, baseball, soccer, and basketball at through Medford.