Eric Jensen has been hired as the head women’s basketball coach at Nebraska Wesleyan University.
Jensen comes to Nebraska Wesleyan from MacMurray College, a NCAA Division III school in Jacksonville, Ill., where he was the head women’s basketball coach in 2007-08.
“We’re glad to make Eric a member of the NWU Athletic Department,” Nebraska Wesleyan Athletic Director Ira Zeff said. “He is an enthusiastic young coach with a strong background in small college women’s basketball. We are excited to have him leading the Prairie Wolves women’s basketball program.”
Jensen, a Kankakee, Ill., native was the assistant women’s basketball coach at Anderson University (Ind.) for three seasons from 2004-07. While at Anderson, he helped the team improve from a 5-win season in his first year, to back-to-back 16-win seasons in his final two years.
He also served as an assistant coach at Franklin College in 2003-04 where the team finished 23-5 and was the HCAC regular season and tournament champions. In 2002-03, Jensen was the graduate assistant at the University of Indianapolis helping the team to a 29-3 record and the GOVC regular season and tournament conference championships.
Eric Jensen earned his bachelor’s degree in history from North Central College in 2002. While at North Central, he was a student assistant women’s basketball coach for four seasons. Jensen earned his master’s degree in sports management in 2005 from Nova Southeastern University. Jensen and his wife, Cathy, have two daughters Leslie and Ella.
Jensen, who becomes the eighth coach in NWU women’s basketball history, replaces Amy Sander who resigned this summer to become an assistant coach at Minnesota State University, Mankato.