Rob Tenyer | Morehead State University

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Team: Morehead State University
Organization: NCAA Football
Position: Head Coach
Hometown: Marine City, Michigan


Rob Tenyer has served as the head football coach at Morehead State for the past 10 seasons, being named head coach in December 2012 after a ling term as assistant coach.  

He had previously served as an assistant coach at MSU for 12 seasons. Tenyer has helped guide the program to a resurgence in the past several seasons, culminating in two consecutive finishes in the Pioneer League top three following the 2021 season.

He also is the team's offensive coordinator.

In 2021, Tenyer guided the Eagles to a 7-4 mark and a 6-2 PFL record, the best since 2015. The Eagles ranked in the top 30 in 15 FCS stat categories, including five in the top 10. In addition, Eagle players ranked in 17 FCS stat categories in the top 30. He helped coach BJ Byrd to the PFL Offensive Player of the Year honor, as well as Vaughn Taylor, Jr., becoming the PFL Defensive Player of the Year. 

Also in 2021, Tenyer's troops ranked in the top two of 12 PFL stat categories, as well as players ranking in the top two in 14 categories. Byrd led the league in all receiving categories. 

Under Tenyer's head coaching leadership (since 2013), Morehead State football has accomplished an incredible list of accolades, on and off the field - including: 

372 – Total PFL Honor Roll Members (3.0 GPA or better for season)
74 – Program-record players with a 3.0 or better GPA (Spring 2021)

112 – Total All-PFL Awards
20 – Total First-Team All-PFL (6 is program record set in Spring 2021, Fall 2021)
17 – Total Second-Team All-PFL
67 – Total Honorable Mention All-PFL
31 – Total PFL Player of the Week Awards

38 – Total Academic All-PFL
17 – First-Team Academic All-PFL (7 is program record set in Fall 2021)
21 – Second-Team Academic All-PFL
10 – Program-Record 10 Academic All-PFL (Fall 2021)

2 - NACDA Most Improved Academic Progress Rate Awards (2014-15, 2017-18)
2 – CoSIDA Academic All-America Awards (Colt Briggs, 2016, 2017)
2 – CoSIDA Academic All-District Awards (Cameron Barrett, 2019, 2021)
2 – PFL Offensive Players of the Year (Austin Gahafer, 2015; BJ Byrd, Fall 2021)
2 – All-Americans (Brandon Barbee, Justin Grier)
1 – PFL Defensive Player of the Year (Vaughn Taylor Jr., Fall 2021)

Tenyer served as Morehead State’s offensive coordinator in 2011 and 2012 after four seasons as recruiting coordinator.  He coached running backs all 12 years as an assistant coach, in addition to stints as receivers coach, strength & conditioning coordinator and equipment coordinator.

Tenyer has 20+  years of collegiate recruiting experience. He was also the football staff’s academic liaison in 2011 and 2012, where he annually monitored and assisted 100+ student-athletes in their pursuit of degrees at Morehead State.

In Tenyer’s two years as a coordinator, the Eagle offense set 29 school records.  He also worked with MSU’s special teams, where seven university standards were established in 2012.

The Morehead State offense paced the Pioneer Football League in five statistical categories in 2011 and six in 2012.  The Eagles led the PFL in points, total yards and passing yards both campaigns.

Tenyer was on the staff for four consecutive PFL South Division championships from 2002-05, when the Eagles posted a 31-16 record.  He also helped MSU to a school-record-tying nine wins in 2002.

In addition to honors while he was head coach, Tenyer has also mentored more than 100 All-PFL selections at MSU. Mason Webb (2008), Jabari McGee (2006) and Eli Parks (2005) each picked up All-America honors during his watch as assistant, and Justin Grier was named All-American in 2015. Brandon Barbee earned All-American honors in 2021 spring. Vaughn Taylor, Jr., and BJ Byrd each earned 4+ All-American accolades in the fall of 2021.

Tenyer joined the Morehead State staff after serving as an assistant coach at Centre College (Ky.) from 1998-2000 and graduate assistant at California University (Pa.) from 1996-97.  He also worked as a player/coach with a professional team in Landsberg, Germany, in 1996.

A football, basketball and baseball star growing up, Tenyer graduated from Marine City High School (Mich.).  He was an all-league selection in all three sports and was inducted into his alma mater's Hall of Fame in 2010.

Tenyer earned a bachelor's degree from Olivet College (Mich.) in 1995 and master's degree from MSU in 2007.  At Olivet, he was a four-year letterwinner at quarterback.  He also served as team captain his senior year.

Tenyer has worked several notable camps in the states of Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.  He is also a member of the American Football Coaches Association.

Tenyer has one daughter, Brooke.

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