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Ulysses Coaching Legend Passes Away

Brock Kappelmann - July 25, 2018 6:43 am

Longtime Ulysses football coach and athletic director Jason Kenny passed away Tuesday morning. Kenny was preparing for his ninth year as head football coach for the Tigers. He is the school’s winningest coach. Here is a short obituary.

Jason S. Kenny, age 47, of Ulysses, Kansas, died Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses.

Under Kenny’s guidance, the Tigers reached new levels. He coached the 2005 Tigers to the state championship game in a 28-27 overtime loss to Holton. His 2004 and 2005 teams were 12-1 and his 2006 and 2007 teams were 11-2. Ulysses went 10-2 in 2011. He had been the head coach since 2000 after he had assisted James Morales at UHS. His head coaching record is 135-59 as head coach at Ulysses.

 

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