As you’ve read over the last couple weeks, longtime Goodrich head coach Gary Barns is on administrative leave, effectively a suspension, for the 2012-13 school year. Goodrich needed a competent coach at the last minute, and Tenneriello certainly meets that criterion.
A 2007 graduate of Genesee Christian School, Tenneriello has played for and coached with three of the Flint area’s finest coaches — Dan Chapman, Chris Matheson and Jeremy Trent. I remember watching Tenneriello play at GCS and thinking that his future was on the sideline. He was far from the best athlete on the floor, but he was a leader and a very cerebral player.
Matheson, the head coach at IAF (and Genesee Christian’s rival in class D at the time), thought so much of Tenneriello as a player, he asked him to join his staff not long after graduation.
Even though this gig, at least ostensibly, is only for one year, the Martians have hired a young coach with limitless potential. He’s a student of the game and it’s past time for him to start teaching. This is a very solid hire. Goodrich is making the best out of a bad situation.