Ray Hennagir - U.S. Wheelchair Basketball - Purple Heart Recipient - U.S. Marines

Ray Hennagir

Wheelchair Basketball

Name: Ray Hennagir
Classification: 2
DOB: 7/25/86
Birthplace: Fayetville, NC
Current Residence: Arlington, Texas
High School: Deptford Township High School (NJ)
College: The University of Texas at Arlington
Military: U.S. Marine Corps, Purple Heart recipient
US Marine Corps

Performance Highlights

  • 2010 Gold Medal Wheelchair Basketball
  • 2010 Gold Medal Seated Volleyball
  • 2013 Silver Medal Wheelchair Basketball
  • 2013 Gold Medal Seated Volleyball
  • 2015 Gold Medal Wheelchair Basketball
  • 2015 Bronze Medal Seated Volleyball


Ray was a Combat Engineer in the Marine Corps for 6 years. He was wounded in Zaidon, Iraq on June 16 2007, causing the amputations of his right and left leg as well as four fingers off of his left hand.

After treatment at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, he was moved to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC. It was there that a rec. therapist got Ray involved in wheelchair basketball.

Since that time, he has continued to push and work hard, earning two Gold Medals in the Warrior Games for basketball as well as a few other medals in various other sports.

He is now attending The University of Texas at Arlington where he is working to sharpen his skills as a wheelchair basketball player. He is in the process of pursing his dream to play on to the U.S. national team in the Paralympics. Industry insiders give him an extremely strong chance of making the team due to his abilities and unique skills in his classification.


What is Wheelchair Basketball?

Visit the Team USA Wheelchair Basketball webpage to learn more.

Ray Hennagir - Wheelchair Basketball