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Kimbrook Tennal
Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Coach Tennal began his coaching career in 1976 as a football and wrestling coach in Grinnell. Two years later he began coaching junior high volleyball and fell in love with the sport.

In 1988 Coach Tennal was named the head coach at Nemaha Valley. In his first year the Lady raiders went 35-1 and won the school’s first ever state championship in any sport. During his tenure as head coach they would finish 2nd once, 3rd once, and go on to win 6 state championships in 8 years. Five of those teams finished undefeated. They also set a state record winning streak of 137 match wins that still stands today.

Coach Tennal was hired in 1997 to coach with his wife at Centralia, where they won a state record 8 state championships in a row, with 3 of those teams finishing undefeated and putting together a 126 match win streak, second best in the state.

He became head coach at Centralia in 2007 and has led the Lady Panthers to 3 state championships and 4 state runner-up finishes.

He has also coached state championships in girls basketball and track. His career volleyball record as a head coach stands at 701-48, a 93.5% win percentage.



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