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coaching staff

Mike Larsen  |  Head Coach

Mike is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. For the past seven seasons he has served as the assistant men’s basketball coach at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D. He assisted legendary coach Gary Garner where he helped lead the Tojans to back-back conference championships and qualify for the NAIA DII National Tournament four of the past five years.

During his tenure at Dakota State he helped establish a school record nine-game winning streak, capture a NorthStar Athletic Association postseason tournament championship and advance to the NAIA quarterfinals in 2013. The Trojans have recorded double digits wins for eight straight seasons for the first time in over 20 years.

As a player, Larsen was first-team All-State High School selection. He helped captured a State Championship in Utah, and played three years at Northwest Missouri State University. He was a member of two conference championship teams and qualified to NCAA Division II National Tournament twice. Larsen coached one year of high school basketball in Missouri and led the Northwest Nodaway Blue Jays to the conference finals.

Larsen graduated from Northwest Missouri State with a major in Corporate Recreation and a minor in Coaching in July 2011.  He graduated with his Master's in Education Technology at Dakota State University. Mike and his wife Kati have two daughters Natalie (5) and Ellie (8 months).

Patrick Jensen  |  Assistant Coach

Jensen spent three seasons with Idaho State, 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, oversaw the teams budget, travel needs as well as analytics.

In his first year in Pocatello the Bengals had its most wins since the 1994 season, going 16-15 overall and 11-7 in league.

Jensen played at  Montana State-Northern from 2010-15 where he was apart of two Frontier Conference championships and four appearances in the NAIA National Tournament.

Jensen was a three-time NAIA Academic All-American and he graduated with bachelor degrees in business administration and health promotions from MSU-Northern.

Jensen obtained masters degrees from Idaho State University in business administration and education in athletic administration.