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Centralia Volleyball Coach Kimbrook Tennal Selected for 2017 KVA Hall of Fame Class
By Mike Smith
Copyright: MSC Sports

Full KVA Hall of Fame Press Release - click here

A coaching career that has spanned over 40 years and multiple sports and is still going strong that is the career of current Centralia Panthers volleyball Head Coach, Kimbrook Tennal who's coached many athletes across several sports helping them achieve great levels of success. 

Coach Tennal has been selected by the Kansas Volleyball Association as part of the four member Class of 2017 for the KVA Hall of Fame. Kimbrook began his coaching career in 1976 coaching football and wrestling in Grinnell and has coached several sports but volleyball in particular has been a pretty good one for him and one he loves. In 1988 Tennal took over as volleyball Head Coach at Nemaha Valley and in his first year guided the team to a 35-1 record and the school's first ever State title. During his tenure at Nemaha Valley his teams racked up six State titles in eight years with a second and third place the other two seasons and five of those eight seasons his teams finished undefeated. While at Nemaha Valley his teams won 137 matches in a row which is a State record that still stands today. 

In 1997 Tennal was hired with his wife at Centralia to coach volleyball and together they won eight State titles in a row and had a 126 match win streak ranking second best in the State. Tennal took over in 2007 as the head coach and had led Centralia to three State titles and four State runner-up finishes since all while amassing a career coaching record of 701-48 in volleyball. He also coached State championships in the sports of girl's basketball and track. 

Tennal along with three others will be inducted to the KVA Hall of Fame at the annual All-Star banquet on June 3rd and are the sixth Hall of Fame class for the KVA Hall of Fame. 

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