Press Release from West Virginia Wesleyan College Athletics
BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – Randy Tenney announced that he will retire as West Virginia Wesleyan’s head baseball coach as of December 31, 2021. Tenney will remain as director of athletics at the WVWC.
“After much deliberation, my resignation is in the best interests of myself, my family, the baseball program and the institution,” Tenney said. “I want to thank the four presidents I have served for the privilege of training here for the last 40 years. It has been a very rewarding opportunity. I want to thank my players for the great moments and memories they have given me. Their relationship has had a lasting impact on my life. I hope that I have somehow contributed positively to their lives. I am grateful that they were able to join this journey. In the future I will focus on my duties as athletics director and help our coaches with their programs. “
Tenney has been the head coach of the Wesleyan baseball program for the past 35 seasons after serving as a trained assistant and assistant coach for the Bobcats under the legendary head coach Hank Ellis.
Tenney has coached an NCAA All-American (Derek Bowen, 2008) and an NAIA All-American (Chad Ward, 1994). He also coached two players selected in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft (Joe Sutton, 1996 and Bill Everly, 1997). He has coached 42 first-round all-conference picks, eight WVIAC Pitchers of the Year, three Hitters of the Year and five Player of the Year receivers.
Buckhannon natives graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan in 1977 and completed their master’s degree in education from the WVWC in 1981.