The Carolina Panthers will enter next season with the league MVP, Cam Newton, Coach of the Year, Ron Rivera, and now NFL's Strength Coach of the Year, Joe Kenn, according to the team's website. Kenn was voted the winner by his peers and will be presented with the award this week in Indianapolis at the NFL Combine.
Kenn has spent over 25 years coaching football and after stops at the collegiate level in Wake Forest, Boise State, Utah, Arizona State and Louisville, he joined the Panthers in 2011 as the strength and conditioning coach.
This isn't the only award he has won in his career, winning Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach in 2014. This award, according to Kenn, is humbling.
"For me, it was, 'Wow, my peers recognized my work.' But your situation arises because of the people you work with," Kenn said. "Let’s face it, I work with the best. The talent is abundant. It’s our job to be as smart as possible to help those players succeed on Sundays."
Well, those players he works with recognized Kenn on Twitter after the announcement, including tight end Greg Olsen.