Rev. Robert Kenney

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Delaware’s All-time winning high school baseball coach, Father Kenney guided Salesianum teams to a 411-168 record from 1957 to 1991 and never had a losing season. Salesianum made 21 state
tournament appearances under Kenney, winning two titles and placing second twice. He coached 50 All-State players and 12 who were drafted professionally. Father Kenney was elected “Coach of the Year”
in 1982. He was elected to the Delaware Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995. In addition to coaching, Kenney served as Salesianum Athletic Director 10 years, was assistant football coach and a DSSAA Board
member. He was honored by the State Legislature in House Resolution 31 (1995) and House Concurrent Resolution 27 (1997)



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