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Hi I'm Coach Tenney

I grew up in AZ - began coaching & teaching in 1987. My wife & I have 7 children & 5 grandchildren - and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My entire life I've enjoyed the outdoors - fishing, camping and hunting. I have been a teacher and a coach for over 20 years. I find great fulfillment in education working alongside great teachers and coaches. The thousands of kids at school I've come to know over the years have truly been a joy to work with and coach. My family is AWESOME! Like most people my greatest memories in life and greatest joys have been with my family. I now look forward to any time that my grandsons come to visit.

Why I am a Mormon

I attribute most of my conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to the faith and testimony of my ancestors. Their unwavering faith in Jesus Christ and their devotion amidst trials has touched my soul. My parents have been great examples of Christlike living - my first impressions of a Father in Heaven came as a young boy in the arms of my mother. Gaining my own testimony of Jesus Christ came line upon line as I studied gospel principles and put them to the test. Later my testimony would be etched permanently upon my soul as I served a mission to Dallas, Texas. Now, with a family of my own I see the hand of God in my life and am the beneficiary of His tender mercies.

How I live my faith

I try to let my faith in Jesus Christ guide my every day living. I find great joy in service to others. I currently work with the young men in our church and my calling as a Hometeacher gives me and my companion (which happens to be my youngest son) a chance to visit our families on a monthly basis. Our family pays tithing (10% of our annual income) and we donate to the Fast Offering Fund which our Bishop uses to help those in need.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Coach Tenney
As a football coach, I know first hand the importance of our bodies being able to perform at high levels. Having a team health code can give a team an incredible advantage - especially going into the 4th quarter. Most people know that Mormons don't drink coffee, tea, and alcohol - we also abstain from all tobacco products and of course harmful drugs. We call it the Lord's Law of Health - The Word of Wisdom. This comes from our belief that our bodies are temples - created in the image of God. Our earthly bodies combined with our eternal spirits become our souls because of this we can not affect the one with out affecting the other. By keeping our bodies clean and pure we are promised that we can run and not be weary; walk and not faint. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Coach Tenney
Temples allow me to leave the cares of the world and worship my Heavenly Father and my Savior in the highest form. Temples are the Lord's university here on earth - we are able to be taught and make sacred covenants that give us strength to live each day in Faith and follow in our Savior's footsteps. In Temples families can be joined (Sealed) together for time and all eternity. Many times you'll hear Mormons say: "Families are Forever" Show more Show less