TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Former Nemaha Valley and Centralia volleyball coach Kimbrook Tennal was inducted today into the Kansas State High School Sports Hall of Fame. His incredible career spans 20 years as a head coach with an overall record of 791-49 (.941). That includes 19 trips to the state tournament where his teams won 11 state titles.
Tennal coached six undefeated seasons. Over that span, his teams held a 137-match winning streak and other streaks of 80, 78, 76 and 52 consecutive wins.
The Centralia Panthers won five of the last six 1A state titles. And in the final two years, Tennal's teams held a 100-1 overall record.
Outside of volleyball, Tennal saw success across several different sports. He coached girls basketball for 14 years and holds a 307-48 (.865) record with three state championships. Tennal also coached track for 16 years, where he helped guide 14 gold medalists in pole vault, javelin and discus.
The induction date will be selected at a later day.
During his final season with the Panthers, Tennal fought colon cancer. Click this link to watch the story on his battle.