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Player Profile: Casey Jennings

Published on May 25, 2010 by   ·   No Comments

Now a father of two, it seems like a great time to profile Casey “the Kid” Jennings. Casey Jennings

He’s currently best known as the husband of Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh, whom he married in December, 2005. The couple welcomed their first child Joey in May, 2009, with their second son Sundance arriving just a few days ago.

Casey Jennings grew up in Las Vegas, NV as the youngest of five brothers. Jennings joined the AVP tour in 1999, when he played only a few events with Scott Lane. That same year he was an integral part of the Brigham Young men’s volleyball team that brought home the NCAA Division I volleyball title.

In 2000 he graduated from BYU with a degree in Sociology, and that year on the AVP he began his long time partnership with Matt Fuerbringer. The two had their best finish at 17th; Jennings played the final with Brian MacDonald.

After moving from partner to partner for the next three seasons, Jennings finally won his first AVP stop in 2004 in Belmar with Feuhbringer. In 2005 the pair won two more tournaments, this time in San Diego and Hermosa Beach. By 2006 Jennings had married Walsh, and when he and Fuerbringer won in Seaside Heights at the same time that Walsh and her partner Misty May-Traenor won the finals they became one of only two married couples to win simultaneously.

A second concurrent win in 2007 brought Jennings and Walsh closer to the 4-timeĀ  record for married couple wins currently held by Mike and Patty Dodd.

Jennings started the 2010 season with Brad Keenan, ending a 41-match streak with Matt Feurbringer. The two had played together nonstop since 2007. So far Jennings and Keenan have placed ninth in two AVP events and two FIVB events.

With Walsh hoping to come back for the 2012 Olympics and maybe even part of the 2010 AVP season, there could be many more couples’ wins in their future. In the meantime there’s no question that Jennings will enjoy his dual role as professional volleyball player and family man.

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