In a career that has spanned over five different decades Tenny Dewey has left his imprint on multiple programs and hundreds of players.
He began his coaching career at Drake University in 1980 before moving to Bishop Miege in 1986. Dewey moved to Blue Valley North in 1988 and stayed there until 1994 when he became an assistant coach at Blue Valley Northwest.
Dewey’s time with the Huskies has seen him be a part of the program from the very beginning all the way to this past season when Northwest won its first ever Kansas Class 6A State championship.
Revered as one of the most innovative offensive coaches in the Metro, Dewey coached the offensive line for Northwest during his time with the exception of 2001-2004 when he was the Huskies head coach. During that span Northwest would win a District and Eastern Kansas League title in 2004 and were ranked in the top 5 in Kansas 6A and the Kansas City Metro in both 2001 and 2004. His head coaching record was 23-13.
Coach Dewey was also honored by the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association Dave Bassore Award as the top assistant coach on the Kansas side in 2010.
People that graduate from Northwest have a saying that says you are a ‘Ski for life’ and Coach Dewey truly embodies that saying.
He currently lives in Olathe.