Unfortunately, Mark Tennant, the former women’s volleyball coach at the University of Saskatchewan, died. On Thursday, October 12, 2023, in Saskatoon. He passed away peacefully in the presence of his closest friends and family members.
As for now, Mark Tennant’s root cause of the death remains unknown. In other words, the cause of his death isn’t made public by his family. In the meantime, we should respect their privacy.
Huskie Athletics posted a statement announcing the coach’s death news: “It is with deep sadness that Huskie Athletics mourns the loss of long-time volleyball coach Mark Tennant.”
The details regarding Mark’s funeral were not officially announced by his family, so for now, no details are available on Mark Tennant’s funeral or memorial service. The family will shortly inform the public.
Mark Tennant stands in Henk Ruys Soccer Centre, at the court named in his honour, in 2020. PHOTO BY MATT OLSON / SASKATOON STARPHOEN /Saskatoon
Mark lived a remarkable Life.
Winnipeg-born Mark Tennant was a well-known personality in the volleyball community. In 1971, he started working as a women’s club volleyball instructor and faculty member at the
University of Saskatchewan.
The University of Saskatchewan volleyball team had incredible accomplishments under his direction, winning three straight CIAU titles in 1978–79, 1979–80, and 1980–81, in addition to seven Canada West Championships. A prominent figure in academia, Mark Tennant was honoured with multiple coaching accolades and elected into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.
We sincerely sympathize with Mark Tennant’s friends, family, and the volleyball society. His passing will be missed.
The information and ways to support the family will be provided soon.