Chris Jensen
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Head Coach
1st Season

Chris Jensen is the first Oklahoma Baptist University head football coach since 1940.

Jensen came to OBU in 2012 from Southmoore High School, whose football program Jensen also began.

"Chris Jensen embodies our highest ideals for OBU Football," said OBU President David Whitlock. "We desire to compete and win. Chris has that competitive fire and he is a proven winner. We desire to operate a program where young men are challenged to grow physically, spiritually and socially. Coach Jensen has demonstrated the ability to nurture growth in each of those areas. He possesses a combination of football knowledge, personal discipline, spiritual commitment, and determination to succeed. We are thrilled to have him as the coach who will guide OBU Football as we launch a new era of success in collegiate athletics."

Jensen said he drew added inspiration to apply for the position by reading the mission statement of the University.

"I find it necessary to be that kind of role model for young men and feel it essential to develop them as men of God," Jensen said. "We're going to equip students to pursue academic excellence, integrate faith in all areas of knowledge and engage a diverse world. That is the mission of the University. That's the mission of my football team. God bless OBU."

Jensen comes to OBU from Southmoore High School, where he started the football program in 2008. In his and the program's second year, the SaberCats were 11-2 and reached the Class 6A semifinals. Jensen was named Oklahoma 6A-1 Coach of the Year in 2009.

"I believe Chris Jensen is a great fit for OBU. He is a tremendous coach and an even better man," said University of Tulsa Head Coach Bill Blankenship. "He did an incredible job leading the Southmoore football program from infancy to a championship contender in just a few short years,"

Jensen's coaching stops also include assistant posts at Westmoore (defensive coordinator), Bartlesville (offensive coordinator), Durant (offensive coordinator and assistant head coach), Moore (offensive line) and Little Axe (offensive line and outside linebackers).

Jensen was a varsity letterman at the University of Oklahoma, playing on the offensive line.

"Chris has been a friend of mine for several years, and I know him to be a coach who is dedicated to his profession and accomplished in his field, yet defined by his Christian character," said Kenny Mossman, senior associate athletics director at OU. "I like the fact that he is highly competitive and every inch a football coach, but also someone who embraces the responsibility of serving as an educator and role model. I guess the highest compliment you can pay any coach is to say that you would gladly send one of your own to play for him. For me, that would certainly be the case with Chris."

A self-described Army brat, Jensen graduated from Lawton High School and received a Naval Academy nomination. He achieved the level of Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts of America.

Jensen received his bachelor of science degree in education in December 1992 from OU. He earned his master's degree in education administration from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in May 2006.

Chris and his wife, Patti, have three children, Taylor Tanner and Camryn. They are members of Emmaus Baptist Church, where Chris serves as a deacon.

"Our number one task in the hiring process was to see that we hired someone who fit the mission of OBU and was a good football coach," said OBU Athletic Director Robert Davenport."I believe that we did both extremely well in the hiring of Chris Jensen.Chris has proven through his life and experience that he will be the type ofcoach that will provide the leadership todirect our football program for years to come."

2012 Football Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
2Nyko Symonds*SOWR5-11175Norman, Okla.Oklahoma
3Nic Shegog*FRDB5-8165Lawton, Okla.Lawton Eisenhower HS
4Eli Oldham*FRDB6-2170Prague, Okla.Prague HS
5Darryl Fields, Jr.*SORB6-2210Madill, Okla.Southern Methodist
7Jeff Sapp*SODB5-11175Tecumseh, Okla.Southeastern Oklahoma State
8Eric DeLay*FRWR6-3190Cleveland, Okla.Cleveland HS
9Jacob Cheatham*FRWR5-7160Miami, Okla.Miami HS
11Sha'Hada Artberry*FRRB5-10175Bristow, Okla.Bristow HS
13Jared Ramsey*FRWR6-1180Van Alstyne, TexasVan Alstyne HS
13Phillip Spess*FRWR5-9150Cleveland, Okla.Cleveland HS
14Ross Britt*JRQB6-3200Dewar, Okla.Dewar HS
15Derek Serowski*FRWR6-4190Moore, Okla.Colorado State
16Hayden Burnett*FRWR5-11175Rowlett, TexasGarland Christian HS
18Blake Woodard*FRQB6-2200Newcastle, Okla.Newcastle HS
19Joseph McCormick*FRTE5-10190Midwest City, Okla.Midwest City HS
20Chase Kreutzer*SORB5-9205Pratt, Kan.Fort Hays State
21Keegan Metcalf*FRLB5-11200Elk City, Okla.Elk City HS
22Jordan Barnes*FRRB5-10175Van Alstyne, TexasVan Alstyne HS
23Brandon McDonald*FRLB5-11215Harrah, Okla.Harrah HS
24Joseph Ward*FRWR6-0185CoalgateCoalgate HS
26Idongesit Mbong*FRRB5-11200Norman, Okla.Concordia
27Jarrod Haynes*JRWR6-1185Allen, TexasLucas Christian Academy
28Brandon Mann*FRRB5-8210Checotah, Okla.Checotah HS
31Levi Jennings*FRLB6-0180Oklahoma City, Okla.Southmoore HS
33Chandler Fayard*FRWR6-0190Skiatook, Okla.NOAH
34Tyler Day*FRLB6-1205Ardmore, Okla.Ardmore HS
35Nick Pinkerton*SRDB5-8171Oklahoma City, Okla.Westmoore HS
38Clint Wilson*SODB/WR5-11170Tecumseh, Okla.Southeastern Oklahoma State
39Dillon Burley*FRDB5-11155Midwest City, Okla.Carl Albert HS
40Cameron Shaw*SOLB6-0210Del City, Okla.Central Oklahoma
42Tyler Ramsey*JRDB6-1195Pea Ridge, Ark.Pea Ridge HS
43Elie Rushing*FRLB6-2230Oklahoma City, Okla.Putnam City HS
44Dominic Rossetti-Garrett*FRLB5-11190San Jose, Calif.Norman HS
45Jermaine Tucker*SOLB6-0200Oklahoma City, Okla.Fort Lewis College
46Tyler Shores*SODB5-10185Ringling, Okla.East Central
47Douglas Alexander*FRWR6-2211Oklahoma City, Okla.Putnam City North HS
50Kimes Gilbert*SODL6-0240Moore, Okla.Southwestern Oklahoma State
52Brynden Pitzer*FRLB6-1210Edmond, Okla.Edmond North HS
54Matt Shirey*FRDL6-2235Durant, Okla.Durant HS
56Manuel Monge*FROL6-0245Van Alstyne, TexasVan Alstyne HS
60Adam Kelley*FROL6-0240Wynnewood, Okla.Wynnewood HS
62Ian Fullerton*FRDL6-0260Hurst, TexasL.D. Bell HS
63Tylor Whitfield*SODL6-2295Los Angeles, Calif.East Central
64Kenny Peeler*JROL5-9230Choctaw, Okla.Choctaw HS
65Dustin Malloy*FROL6-1265Cleveland, Okla.Cleveland HS
69Logan Harper*FRLB5-11190Seminole, Okla.Strother HS
70Michael Miears*FROL6-1240Tuttle, Okla.Tuttle HS
75Jeff Satoe*FROL6-0270Anadarko, Okla.Anadarko, Okla.
76Dakota Koster*FROL6-4220Oologah, Okla.Oologah-Talala HS
80Turner Coon*JRWR5-10185Dale, Okla.St. Gregory's
81TJ Carmichael*FRWR5-9150Mustang, Okla.Mustang HS
84Ty Chlouber*FRWR5-10170Tuttle, Okla.Tuttle HS
86Austin Manger*JRWR6-0175Midwest City, Okla.Carl Albert HS
90Evan Berry*FRK5-7190Purcell, Okla.Purcell HS
92Christian Edmonds*FRDL6-2230Plainview, Okla.Plainview HS
95Benjamin Henley*FRWR5-9160Cleveland, Okla.Cleveland HS
97Brett Tiger*JRWR6-0160Dewar, Okla.Dewar HS
* Redshirt
Chris Jensen - Head Coach - 1st season
Paul Smith - Assistant Coach
Jason Melot - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Ray Brown - Assistant Coach - 1st season
C.W. Cook - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Rod Wolfard - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Cody Iverson - Student Assistant - 1st season