John F. Kenfield Jr.

Published 4:14 pm Monday, November 8, 2010

On Oct. 27, 2010, John F. Kenfield Jr. died peacefully in North Carolina. Mr. Kenfield was 89 years old and residing in an skilled nursing facility with his wife Carol.

Kenfield came to Dartmouth in 1967 from North Carolina State, where he was the varsity tennis coach. He graduated from the University of North Carolina with a masters in physical education and played tennis for the Tar Heels, the team coached by his father.

Kenfield always emphasized with his team that academics should take precedence over athletics. And he believed that there always came a season when every man should lay down his racket and read a good book.

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Kenfield retired from Dartmouth in 1983. After that, he and his wife traveled the United States, living in several communities in California, Colorado and Arizona before returning to his original home state of North Carolina to the town of Tryon. John F. Kenfield is survived by his wife Carol, and his children Kelsey, John and Mike.