In WSU return, Jensen joins Daugherty's staff

ASSISTANT COACH Rod Jensen was only at Washington State for one season, joining Ken Bone's staff for the 2013-14 campaign before Bone was let go and Ernie Kent came on board. Jensen will return to WSU in 2015-16 but this time he'll be an assistant coach under June Daughtery, working with the women's team, the school announced in a release.

Jensen replaces associate head coach Brian Holsinger on the WSU staff. Holsinger resigned from his position earlier this month to spend time with his family.

Known as a defensive-minded coach, Jensen has 30-plus years of coaching experience, all with men's basketball teams.

Jensen in the past has favored an aggressive, full- and three-quarter-court pressure style - one looking to turn the defense into offense.

He originally came to WSU in June of 2013 as the director of player development and was later promoted to assistant coach three months later.

Jensen is best known for his work at Boise State, where he spent 19 years. From 1983-95, he was the top assistant to head coach Bobby Dye, helping the Broncos rank among the top 15 in the NCAA Division I in scoring defense for four-straight seasons. BSU went to the NCAA Tournament in 1988, 1993, and 1994. In 1995, Jensen became the head coach at Boise State, compiling a 109-93 record over seven seasons.

He was also the head coach at the College of Idaho from 2010-2013. Assistant coaching stops along the way also included Virginia, UNC Greensboro and Penn State.

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