Rod Jensen (basketball)

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Rod Jensen
Sport(s) Women's basketball
Current position
Title Assistant coach
Team Washington State
Conference Pac-12
Biographical details
Born (1953-11-17) November 17, 1953 (age 64)
Alma mater University of Redlands
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1980–1982 Redlands (men's asst.)
1982–1983 Penn State (men's asst.)
1983–1995 Boise State (men's asst.)
1995–2002 Boise State
2002–2004 Virginia (men's asst.)
2005–2006 UNC Greensboro (men's asst.)
2006–2010 UNC Greensboro (men's assoc. HC)
2010–2013 College of Idaho (men's)
2013–2014 Washington State (men's asst.)
2015–present Washington State (women's asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall 147–134

Rodney Lewis Jensen (born November 16, 1953) is an American basketball coach who is currently an assistant women's basketball coach for Washington State.

Coaching career[edit]

Jensen graduated from the University of Redlands in 1975 with a degree in business administration. He was an assistant coach at Redlands from 1980 to 1982, after which he served as assistant coach at Penn State for the 1982–83 season under Dick Harter.[1]

After being an assistant coach at Boise State under Bobby Dye from 1983 to 1995, Jensen was head coach at Boise State from 1995 to 2002.[1] In seven seasons, Jensen had a 109–93 record at Boise State. During his tenure, Boise State played in three different conferences: the Big Sky Conference in his first season, the Big West Conference from 1996 to 2001, and the Western Athletic Conference in his final season. Boise State won the East Division title in a tie with New Mexico State in the 1998–99 season but never made any postseason tournaments during Jensen's tenure.[2][3] In March 2002, athletic director Gene Bleymaier fired Jensen, with one year remaining on Jensen's contract.[4]

Jensen was an assistant coach from 2002 to 2004 at Virginia under Pete Gillen. In 2005, he joined Mike Dement's coaching staff at UNC Greensboro. In 2006, Jensen was promoted to associate head coach, a position he would hold until 2010.[5]

After 8 seasons away from the state of Idaho, Jensen became head coach at the College of Idaho, serving from 2010 to 2013. The College of Idaho opted not to renew Jensen's contract after Jensen's third season.[6] Jensen then joined Ken Bone's staff at Washington State for the 2013–14 season.[7]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing

Boise State Broncos (Big Sky Conference) (1995–1996)
1995–96 Boise State 15–13 10–4 T–2nd
Boise State Broncos (Big West Conference) (1996–2001)
1996–97 Boise State 14–13 9–7 4th (East)
1997–98 Boise State 17–13 9–7 T–3rd (East)
1998–99 Boise State 21–8 12–4 T–1st (East)
1999–00 Boise State 12–15 6–10 T–3rd (East)
2000–01 Boise State 17–14 8–8 T–5th (East)
Boise State Broncos (Western Athletic Conference) (2001–2002)
2001–02 Boise State 13–17 6–12 7th
Boise State: 109–93 60–52
College of Idaho Coyotes (Cascade Collegiate Conference) (2010–2013)
2010–11 College of Idaho 13–7 10–8 5th
2011–12 College of Idaho 10–20 5–13 8th
2012–13 College of Idaho 15–14 11–7 T–4th
College of Idaho: 38–41 26–28
Total: 147–134

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ a b "Rod Jensen". Washington State University. Retrieved July 11, 2016. 
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  4. ^ "Bleymaier fires Jensen, women's coach quits". The Arbiter. March 11, 2002. Retrieved June 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Rod Jensen". UNCG. 2009. Retrieved June 24, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Yotes Make Men's Basketball Coaching Change". College of Idaho. March 22, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Rod Jensen". Washington State Cougars. Retrieved June 24, 2015. 

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