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Katie Hensle enters her first season with the Texas Tech Lady Raiders as an assistant coach after nearly a decade of experience at the Texas High School level.
Hensle spent the last four years as the head coach at John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas where the Lady Cardinals advanced to the regional round of the TAPPS 5A state playoffs in her first two seasons at the helm. The Lady Cardinals advanced to the TAPPS 5A State Championship game in 2011, finishing as the state runner-up. She leaves John Paul with an overall record of 107-39.
Prior to her stint at John Paul, Hensle was an assistant coach at Dallas Lutheran from 2001-05 and McKinney High School from 2005-08. Hensle has also coached Nike Cy Fair Elite since 2009, one of the most prestigious AAU programs in the country. Cy Fair Elite is one of only 20 nationwide AAU teams sponsored by Nike.
Hensle has had many players compete at every collegiate level as well as on various U.S. Basketball National Teams. In 2010 she was named the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Large Private School Coach of the Year and she currently serves as the representative for private schools on the board of the TABC.
Hensle attended the University of Texas at Dallas where she was part of the women's basketball team and received her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. Katie lives in Frisco with her husband Jared and daughter Peyton.
"Katie's experiences on the high school and club level give her a unique perspective that can impact our recruiting in the state of Texas and beyond," Texas Tech head coach Kristy Curry said. "She is a tireless worker and great role model who will be a great complement to the staff we have in place. Katie has had players go on to compete in the Big 12, SEC, Big East, Pac 12, Atlantic 10, Conference USA, Southland and WAC, so she understands what it takes to develop and mentor young women to compete at the highest levels."