Master Strength and Conditioning Coach and National Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year award winner Joe "Big House" Kenn athletes of all ages for over 20 years. Coach Kenn is the creator of the highly popular Tier System Strength Traning program, which is utilized by high school, college, and professional coaches across the country. He has been associated with numerous sports including football, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, track and field, soccer, baseball, softball, diving, swimming, golf and tennis, both male and female. In addition, Coach Kenn's athletes have been involved with numerous team and individual championships.
Coach Kenn recently was running Big House Power Competitive Athletic Training, Inc. Based out of one of the premier facilities in the nation, PROEHLIFIC PARK, Coach Kenn was highly successful in implementing his BLOCK ZERO Training Fundamentals program to numerous athletes, as well as having tremendous success with his General Physical Preparation Training for Athletes program.
Coach Kenn also was a associated with SPEEDTRACS, a leader in performance based web based programming. SpeedTracs is also the creator of the speed station and unique piece of equipment that can train teams of 32-64 people simultaneously. Coach Kenn served as a Master Trainer for Strength and a member of the senior management team.
Coach Kenn started his coaching career at Pine Crest Preparatory School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Coach Kenn served as an assistant football coach, head wrestling coach, and strength coach while working with the Panthers. His collegiate career began in January 1991 at his alma mater, Wake Forest University (WFU) where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Sport Science. During his days as a student athlete, he was a 2 year starter as an offensive lineman under coaching legend, Bill Dooley.
In July 1991, he pursued a Master's of Arts Degree in Education as a graduate assistant at Boise State University (BSU). In May 2004, after just 3 years as an assistant, he was named Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the BSU Broncos. He oversaw a program that dominated the Big Sky Conference by claiming several All Sports Trophies. Some highlights include; the 1994 Big Sky Football Championship & Division 1-AA National Runner Up, the first NCAA tournament bid for women's basketball, and the men's tennis team achieving a top 5 final ranking.
April of 1999 began with a career move to The University of Utah (UofU) where he was the Director of Strength and Conditioning for all sports. Coach Kenn was a football staff member for the 1999 Mountain West Conference Champions in Football & Las Vegas Bowl Champions. In addition, he was a basketball staff member for the Mountain West Conference Champions in Basketball.
His successes at BSU and UofU afforded him the opportunity to be named the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Football at Arizona State University (ASU) in January 2001, where he was a major factor in developing The Nap and Barbara Lawrence Strength Facility that was recognized by Sports Illustrated in 2002 as the Best Facility in the Nation. In 2003, Coach Kenn was promoted to Head Coach of Sports Performance at ASU and oversaw all sports. Says Kenn, "The athletic program developed a tremendous sense of pride because our athletic program became consistent top 20 finishers in the Director's Cup". The football team participated in 5 bowl games in Coach Kenn's 7 seasons with 4 consecutive appearances for the first time in 30 years. Coach Kenn concluded his tenure at ASU with a PAC-10 Championship in Football.
Coach Kenn coached two years at The University of Louisville (UofL), working specifically with the football program. In April 2009, Coach Kenn saw his 4th-first round draft pick When Eric Wood was the 28th pick of the NFL Annual Selection Draft.
Coach Kenn officially started his coaching career in May of 1989 when he was hired by Head Football Coach Keith Flynn as the strength coach, offensive and defensive line coach, and Head Wrestling Coach at Pine Crest Preparatory School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Coach Kenn and his wife also were dormitory supervisors and were there for the 1989 and 1990 football seasons.
During his years of coaching, Coach Kenn has been recognized for several feats of achievement in Strength and Conditioning including; the 1998 NSCA Big West Conference Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year, the 2000 NSCA Mountain West Conference Strength and Conditioning Coach of the year and the 2002 NSCA National Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year, which is only awarded once in a lifetime to an individual coach.
In May 2009, The Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) awarded Coach Kenn with it's highest honor given to members, that of Master Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Additionally, Coach Kenn is a highly regarded speaker in the field of strength and conditioning/performance training and has been published in numerous periodicals as well as authoring the popular book, "The Coaches Strength Training Playbook". His credentials/certifications include;
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach through The Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach Association (CSCCa),
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Coach Practitioner through the NCSA,
- Certified Club Coach and Sports Performance Coach through United States Weightlifting Federation (USWF).
- Youth Fitness Specialist Level I through the International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA)