North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Former Board Member and lifelong educator, Geoff Tennant, passes away

Geoff Tennant (1939-2019)

A lifelong educator, champion of students and benefactor of Polk County passed away at the age of 79. 

Tennant began his career at Tryon High School in 1966 as a teacher and coach. He later became Athletic Director at Tryon and Polk County High Schools. Geoff was a member of the NCHSAA Board of Directors from 1982-86. He continued his career in education as a member of the Polk County Board of Education in 1992 and was Chairman from 1996 until his death.

Thank you to Rex Wells, Polk County Athletic Director, for compiling this information.