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West Virginia Wesleyan College Athletic Director Randy Tenney announces retirement

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – Randy Tenney has announced that he will step down as Director of Athletics for West Virginia Wesleyan College, according to a press release from the school.

“This is the right time to step away,” Tenney said. “Consultants and trustees are considering new approaches in athletics that would be implemented over the next 3 to 5 years. I believe it is best for the college to have an athletic director in place to see recommendations through, from beginning to end during that period.”

Tenney served as athletic director for 12 ½ years and was the head baseball coach of the Bobcats for 33 years, winning six divisional championships and four conference championships in his tenure. The Buckhannon native graduated from Wesleyan in 1977 and was a standout on the baseball team. He still holds school records for single season (29) and career stolen bases (78).    

“I want to thank all of the athletes, coaches, sports information staff, custodians, and physical plant workers that work hard every day to create the best possible environment for the athletic department,” he said.

WVWC Interim President James Moore had this to say about Coach Tenney’s announcement: “The college is grateful for Coach Tenney’s many years of service. I’ve personally been helped by Coach Tenney during my brief time in this role, and he’s been the consummate teacher. His passion for WVWC athletics is something that we can’t wait to celebrate. We wish him well in his next journey.”

Wesleyan’s national search for a new athletic director will commence this spring.

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