Manny Hendrix, in his eighth year as the director of athletic relations, helps Ute athletes adjust to university life. Hendrix developed and now oversees the "Partnering with U." program, which creates career internship and job shadowing opportunities for Utah's student-athletes. Hendrix also runs the Ute Varsity Club and works with Utah's NCAA CHAMPS/Lifeskills program and student recruitment. He assists the vice president for university relations with community related activities.
A former four-year starter on the U. basketball team, Hendrix was team captain for three years and team MVP and all-WAC in 1984-85. He signed with the NFL's Dallas Cowboys immediately upon leaving Utah, despite the fact his football experience was limited to high school. He played for Dallas for six years--starting two of those. He was also a part owner and manager of Matthews Restaurant in Dallas, and owned Manny's Auto Detailing. Hendrix originally attended Utah from 1982-86, finished his class work in 1990, and received a bachelor's degree in speech communication from the U. in 1994.
The Phoenix, Ariz., native is married to the former Kammie Baker. They have four children: Sharee, Lasundra, Krystal and Manny II. Sharee is in her second year a student at the U.