Mark Tennant coached the University of Saskatchewan Huskiettes women's team when it won three consecutive Canadian championships from 1979 to 1981. No university volleyball team had done this before.
In Tennant's 24 years as coach, the Huskiettes had a regular season and playoff record of 273-166. They won the conference title seven times and were in the national championship tournament 10 times.
Beyond university, he has helped develop the sport for both men and women by holding coaching clinics and running SuperVolley, which was the largest volleyball tournament in North America.
He wrote a book on volleyball skills and has served in technical and management roles with both the International Volleyball Federation and the Universiade Games, which are the biggest competition in the world for university student-athletes.
When Huskie Athletics celebrated its centennial in 2012, the sports highlight selected No. 1 on the Huskies' all-time list was the three straight Canadian championships in women's volleyball.