Welcome to The byrizz Rehab & Performance Podcast episode number 21. In this episode, I speak to Dave Tenney. Tenney is today the High-Performance Director of Austin FC playing in the Major League Soccer, USA. Before joining Austin FC in their 2021 expansion year, he spent time in high-performance leadership roles with the Orlando Magic (2017–2020) and the Seattle Sounders (2009–2017).
Tenney joined Orlando Magic after nine seasons (2009-17) with the Seattle Sounders, serving as High-Performance Director for the 2017 season after previous stints as Sports Science & Performance Manager (2015-16) and Head Fitness Coach (2009-14). While with the Sounders, the team won the MLS Cup in 2016, the U.S. Open Cup four times between 2009-12, and made the MLS Playoffs in nine consecutive years from 2009 to 17. During his time in Seattle, Tenney created the Sounders Sports Science Summit, which has become a leading sports science conference. Before joining the Sounders, Tenney served as both Fitness and Goalkeeper coach with Sporting Kansas City (then known as the Kansas City Wizards) for two seasons back in 2007 - 2008.
Tenney earned a Master’s degree in Exercise Science-performance enhancement from the California University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree in Coaching Science from George Mason University. He is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Organizational Development and Leadership from Ashford University.
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The episode is in English and will be available on your favorite audible podcast resource from the 16th of May.