List of Inductees 2012
Mark Tennant’s contributions to the sport of volleyball spanned over four decades, as a player, coach, technical leader, international representative, organizer, and much more.
As Head Coach University of Saskatchewan’s women’s program, he won the Canada West Conference Championship seven times, appeared in ten Canadian University Championships and won the Canadian University Championships on three occasions. While at the U of S, Mark established Supervolley, one of Canada’s largest and most prestigious open tournaments, which, over its 20-year history, became the biggest tournament in North America, drawing teams from across Canada, the US and Mexico.
Mark also contributed his expertise to the development of Volleyball throughout the world with his involvement with the International University Sports Federation (FISU), and through the International Federation of Volleyball (FIVB), occupying a number of roles such Chair of the International Technical Committee, supervisor of the FISU volleyball and beach volleyball competitions and member of numerous FIVB Commissions, such as Sport Organizing, Development, Rules of the Game, Management and Mini Volleyball.
Mark has also been active as a technical expert within NORCECA, as a member of the NORCECA Rules of the Game Commission, Sport Organizing Commission and NORCECA Technical and Coaches Commission.
Mark Tennant’s contributions to the development of volleyball in Canada also includes his work in staging International events – such as the 1999 Women’s Junior World Volleyball Championship and other international matches in Saskatoon, and he has also organized an ongoing exchange program between the University of Saskatchewan and university and professional teams from Japan.