The 2009 football season will be Henry Scroope's 11th year with the equipment operation at Notre Dame and his 10th as head football equipment manager. In his position, Scroope directs all facets of athletic equipment management for the Irish football team.
Scroope was a member of the McDavid Advisory Staff from 2004-08. In addition, he was part of the 2002 and 2003 Schutt Safety Council that discusses items such as helmet quality and safety, product design, and other issues important to equipment managers. He also is a member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association and a certified equipment manager. Additionally, Scroope served as a clubhouse assistant for the 2003 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago.
Scroope spent the 1998-99 academic year as the marketing and promotions coordinator for the athletic department at Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y. At Wagner, he worked in all facets of athletic promotions and season ticket sales. From 1997-98, Scroope was an assistant manager for the American Golf Corporation on Staten Island, and was in charge of operations for Silver Lake Golf Course.
A native of Staten Island, N.Y., Scroope is a 1997 graduate of Notre Dame with a degree in government. During his undergraduate career, Scroope served in the Irish managerial program and was one of three senior managers for the football team in 1996. Married to the former Margaret Long in July of 2003, the couple has one daughter, Morgan.