Lee Tenenoff II is in his second season as defensive line coach for the Wisconsin Lutheran College football team.
Two of Tenenoff's defensive linemen, JD Leisemann and Logan Troutman, earned First Team All-NACC honors and the Warriors defense ranked first in the NACC with 35 sacks a season ago, which is also a program record. Additionally, Leisemann was named NACC Defensive Player of the Year, the fourth Warriors player to receive the accolade since 2010.
Tenenoff arrived at Wisconsin Lutheran after a one-year stint at NCAA Division II Southwest Minnesota State University, where he served as running backs coach, assistant recruiting coordinator, and head strength and conditioning coach. While at SMSU, Tenenoff coached the NSIC's leading rusher (96.9 yards per game) and three of the Mustangs' running backs ranked in the top 15 in the conference.
Tenenoff completed a four-year playing career in 2014 at Bethel University in Minnesota, where he was a linebacker for the Royals. Bethel reached the NCAA Playoffs in 2012 and 2013, winning the MIAC championship in 2013 with a perfect 8-0 record. He served as defensive line and linebackers coach midway through the 2014 season following a season-ending injury. Tenenoff began his playing career spending one season (2010) at Division II Southwest Baptist University. He is a 2015 graduate of Bethel with a degree in biokinetics.
A three-year letterwinner at Camdenton (Missouri) High School, Tenenoff was named the team's Defensive Player of the Year after recording 136 tackles, six sacks, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and an interception his senior season.
Tenenoff, who is pursuing his Master of Arts in leadership and innovation from WLC, resides in New Berlin with his wife. Savaya.