Rob Tenyer | Morehead State University

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Team: Morehead State University
Organization: NCAA Football
Position: Head Coach

Biography

Rob Tenyer was named the 14th head football coach in Morehead State history on Dec. 13, 2012.  He had previously served as an assistant coach at MSU for 12 seasons. Tenyer's contract has been extended through the 2019 season.

He also is the team's offensive coordinator.

Eleven Eagles were tabbed all-conference following the 2016 season and eight more earned the honor in 2017. In addition, Tenyer has seen double-digit numbers of players earn Academic All-PFL honors in his time.

Tenyer led the Eagles to their best overall (7-4) and Pioneer Football League (6-2) marks since 2007 in 2015. The team led the league and ranked fourth in the nation in passing yards, while the defense ranked ninth in the country in interceptions. In addition, 17 players were named All-PFL and a record five were tabbed Academic All-PFL. The program won the FCA Athletic Director's Association's Most Improved Academic Progress Rate honor in the summer of 2015.

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 16 years of collegiate recruiting experience, including 13 at the Division I level.  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.

Tenyer has 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.

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.

He is married to the former Jane Kelly, a Morehead State graduate who is the university’s assistant director of fitness, wellness & student development.  The couple has one daughter, Brooke.

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