(Editor's note: University of Montana Western media release)
DILLON – University of Montana Western head men's basketball coach Mike Larsen has announced that Patrick Jensen, who served as an assistant on Larsen's staff for the past two seasons, has been promoted to associate head coach.
Jensen has been an integral part of the rebuilding process of the Bulldogs' men's basketball program. Over the past two years, he has had is hand in all aspects of the program, including player development, recruiting, scouting, and game planning.
"Coach Jensen has been a huge part of our program's development over the past couple of years," Larsen said. "His work ethic and the development of our players makes him very deserving of this title."
A native of Missoula, Jensen earned all-state honors at Missoula Loyola High School. Collegiately he was a part of two regular and postseason Frontier Conference championships at Montana State-Northern. He made four trips to the NAIA national tournament and was a three-time NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete (Academic All-American).
"I'm very honored and thankful to Bill Wilson and Coach Larsen for this promotion and opportunity," Jensen said. "I work with an amazing coach and even better person in Coach Larsen and I'm very excited to continue building this program with him."
Prior to UMW, he spent three seasons with Idaho State University -- two years as a graduate assistant and the 2017-18 season as director of player development. As part of his duties at ISU, Jensen facilitated on-court workouts with guards and forwards, opponent scouting reports and analytics.