Joe Kenn Named Head Football Strength and Conditioning Coach

Jan. 5, 2001

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State University has hired Joe Kenn as the head strength and conditioning coach for football, athletics director Gene Smith announced Friday.

A member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and American Football Coaches Association, Kenn comes to Arizona State from the University of Utah where he served in that same capacity for the past year.

Prior to his stint at Utah, Kenn was the head strength and conditioning coach at Boise State University from 1994 to 1999 with ASU head football coach Dirk Koetter (1998 and 1999). In all, Kenn was at Boise State for nine years (1991-1999). Kenn's first coaching assignment was as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Wake Forest University.

Kenn's numerous awards include the 2000 NSCA Mountain West Conference Strength and Conditioning College Professional of the Year and finalist for the NSCA National Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year. Additionally, Kenn earned the same honor, this time in the Big West Conference, in 1998 and was again a finalist for the national award.

Kenn earned his bachelor of arts degree in health and sports science from Wake Forest University in 1988 and his Certified Strength and Condition Specialist degree in 1990. Kenn earned his master's in education from Boise State in 1993.

As a football player at Wake Forest, Kenn was named an All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete award winner and Wake Forest's Weightlifter of the Year.

Rich Wenner, who has been at Arizona State in the Strength & Conditioning department for 13 seasons (eight as an assistant), becomes the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Olympic Sports.

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