Jim Hensel joined the Tennessee Tech Football staff in the spring of 2014 as an Assistant Coach and Director of Football Operations and Culture. His assignments are diverse and will include football operations and community relations responsibilities. As the Culture Coach, Hensel will work directly with the Tech student-athletes to develop them as individuals, intellectually and socially. In addition he will coach the kickers, punters and long snappers.
Hensel, 45, came to Tech after three years as the Player Development and Culture Coach at the University of Northern Colorado.
Over the last decade he has directed the Strength and Honor Code Foundation and authored the “Pathway to Purpose” a process designed to help individuals, coaches, business and teams define themselves. This process creates tools by identifying core values, putting philosophy into language, and developing an authentic culture to help you reach your full potential on the field and in life.
A native of Loveland Colorado, Hensel graduated from Loveland High School in 1987. He was a four-time letter winner and four-year starter at cornerback at the University of Northern Colorado, before earning a bachelor's degree in Journalism with a minor in Coaching in 1992.
Hensel and his wife Kristen have three children, daughters Taylor and Brittni and a son Lawson.