Year Inducted – 2018
Kenny attended Akron Hoban and graduated in 1992. He then attended Spartanburg Methodist College from 1993 to 1994, Charleston Southern University in 1995, and then the University of Akron in 1996. In his youth, he paly in the Kenmore Little League for Don Plusquelic, Kenmore Raiders for Dave Burns, and the Boys of Summer under Greg Isaacs.
Kenny started his coaching career at St. Vincent/St. Mary in 1999 where his teams went 58-79 for five years. There he had 4 Sectional Championships, 2 District Championships, and 1 Regional Runner-up. Moving on to Tallmadge in 2004, his teams have compiled a 254-136 W/L record for a .651 winning percentage. Kenny’s teams at Tallmadge have won 15 Sectional Championships, 6 District Runnerups, 5 District Championships, 2 Regional Championships, a State Semifinalist, and a State Championship (2017).
Kenny has many awards to his credit which include Suburban League Coach of the Year (5 times), Cleveland Plain Dealer Coach of the Year (2008), and NEOBCA Division II Coach of the Year (2017).
During the summer months, Kenny has coached the Xstreme Organization from 2011 to 2013 and made two World Series appearances in Myrtle Beach. He also coached the Boys of Summer from 2014 to 2016, qualifying for the World Series in 2015.
Kenny has had the privilege to have one coach with him for 13 years – Bob Shepherd – who works with the Pitchers and Catchers. Part of his staff over the years have been guys like Mike Barr, Jim Hindel, Scott Campbell, JJ Wray, Scott Noel, Nick Dadich, and Tony Esola to name a few.
Married 19 years in August (2018) to Amy, they have two daughters – Presley and Avery – and a son Johnny.