New Basketball Coach

by Feb 24, 2017

Gilroy, Calif.- Dallas Jensen has been named Gavilan College’s Men’s Head Basketball Coach by Athletic Director Ron Hannon.

Jensen replaces former Head Coach David Kaplasnsky who resigned at the end of this past season to spend more time with his family. Thanks to Kaplansky, Jensen inherits a team on the rise, due to successful recruiting classes that have come Dallas Jensen Headshotto Gavilan in the last few years.

Coach Jensen enters his first year as Head Coach of the Gavilan College Rams with plenty of knowledge about the program. A local product and Gilroy High School graduate, he brings a passion and understanding of the game that matches his experience on the court as a player and coach. Coach Jensen coached alongside his mentor, Hall of Fame coach Percy Carr, at San Jose City College for five seasons before moving to Utah to be a part of national powerhouse program, Lone Peak High School.

The ultimate "player's coach", Coach Jensen is a firm believer in player and skill development. He is the co-founder of "Jensen Basketball Academy: The Elite Shooting School". Coach Jensen loves being in the gym and providing opportunities for young men to develop and grow in all facets of the game. Coach Jensen is a strong believer in developing relationships with players on and off the floor and strives to be an example for his players in all areas of life. An educator and teacher, Coach Jensen stresses academics first and strives to provide the tools necessary for his players to graduate, obtain a degree, and excel in the vocation of their choosing.

While at San Jose City College, Coach Jensen was instrumental in helping his student athletes obtain a graduation rate well over 90%. During his tenure at SJCC, more than twenty of these young men moved on to the four year level. A former JUCO player, Coach Jensen was a California state runner up in the 2001 CCCAA Men's Basketball State Tournament while playing at San Jose City College. Coach Jensen ranks all-time at SJCC in assists, three point field goals, three point field percentage, and free throw percentage. After obtaining his AA from SJCC, Coach Jensen moved on to play at Brigham Young University-Hawai'i where he participated in the NCAA tournament and ranked nationally in three point field goals and three point field goal percentage.

The oldest of five siblings, Coach Jensen served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Coach Jensen has been married to his wife, Kimberlee, for twelve years. They have four young children: Aaliyah (10), Zander (8), Palmer (5), and Otis (1).

Education: San Jose City College (AA, 2001). Brigham Young University Hawai'i (BS - Psychology, 2006). Western Kentucky University (MS - Recreation and Athletic Administration, 2014).