Jensen*, Thomas J.

Category: Coach

Br. Thomas Jude Jensen, CFC established himself as one of the most highly-respected instructors in Bergen Catholic’s proud history. He earned a BA at Iona College and an MA at Manhattan College and accepted teaching assignments at Essex Catholic, Cardinal Hayes, Power Memorial Academy (where he coached future NBA players Ed Searcy and Len Elmore), and Iona Prep, before coming to Bergen Catholic. His arrival at BC in the fall of 1984 began a term that lasted almost one-quarter of a century. He taught several levels of Mathematics at BC as well as Religion and Latin. His varied interests inspired him to become Moderator of the Bicycle, Latin and Greek Mythology Clubs. Br. Jensen’s love of sports quickly became evident to the BC community when he took over the junior varsity baseball and basketball squads, quietly providing his firm leadership and instilling the importance of basic fundamentals and discipline into each of his teams. The contributions of this highly-regarded coach laid the groundwork for outstanding success of the varsity teams of both programs during his association with them. Br. Jensen came to the rescue of the athletic program during the 1987-88 school year, when he accepted an appointment to the position of Athletic Director.