Tri County boys’ basketball, golf coach Cory Jensen stepping down, taking new job at Hanover

Tri County boys’ basketball, golf coach Cory Jensen stepping down, taking new job at Hanover

DE WITT – Tri County boys’ golf and basketball coach Cory Jensen, who’s been in his post for the past seven years, announced on Twitter Wednesday afternoon that he’ll be leaving Tri County Schools at the end of the school year for a new job at Hanover in Kansas.

“It will be extremely difficult to leave all of the great student-athletes and colleagues at Tri County Schools,” Jensen said in a written statement. “I will miss them dearly, and I thank them for the last seven years.”

Jensen will not be coaching boys’ basketball next season.  He’ll teach social studies and serve in an administrative role of some kind – potentially athletic director, though that’s yet to be determined.

Jensen, a graduate from Valley Heights High School in Blue Rapids, KS, received his bachelors degree from Kansas State University, and then a masters from Emporia State.

On top of his coaching duties, Jensen taught 7th-9th grade physical education and health at Tri County, starting in 2009.

His wife, Briana, is a native of Hanover. They have two young children.

Jensen’s final season as the head coach of Tri County boys’ basketball was his best, as he led the Trojans to a historic 19-6 record and a district runner-up finish in 2018-19.

Tri County was one game away from their first state tournament berth since 1988, but fell 54-25 to a talented Yutan team in district finals.

The 19 wins are the most for the program in about 30 years, and rank in the top three of most wins in a single season in school history.

“Tri County is a special place,” Jensen said. “From the bottom of our hearts, my family thanks you all for making us part of the Trojan family. Always TC fans.”

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