Warsaw Community High School Head Football Coach Phil Jensen announced his retirement from coaching football today, Monday, Dec. 4. Jensen met with students today to share the announcement as well as local sports media. His retirement from coaching is effective immediately.
Jensen, a 1983 Penn High School graduate, attended Butler University where he played football. Prior to his time at WCHS, Jensen coached for Churubusco High School from 1992-1995. In 1996, Jensen joined the WCHS coaching team as head football coach where he remained until 2003. Five years later in 2008, Jensen returned to the coaching world at WCHS, where he has remained as head football coach ever since.
During his coaching career, Jensen accumulated a career record of 133-97 and record of 104-85 at Warsaw. Jensen will retire as Warsaw’s all-time leader in football coaching wins surpassing George Fisher with a 26-16 win over Chesterton in the sectional. The Tigers finished the 2017 campaign with a 6-5 record, losing to eventual state-runner up Penn in the sectional final. Among his accomplishments includes a 10-1 season in 2001 and a 27-5 stretch from 1999 to 2001.
“Tiger Athletics has been very fortunate to have a leader like Coach Jensen guiding our football program for these many years. His passion for kids is sincere, and he has been instrumental in many positive initiatives and programs,” stated WCHS Athletic Director Dave Anson. “Coach Jensen has embodied our football program’s Son, Student, Athlete mantra fully and served as a positive model for many. We respect the difficulty of his decision to step down from this leadership role and head coaching position, and we wish coach Jensen nothing but the best.”
Warsaw Community Schools would like to extend a warm thank you to Jensen for the many years spent enriching the lives of students, staff and the community through his time coaching the WCHS tiger football team.
Pictured Above: 2017 Warsaw Tigers after Coach Jensen’s 104th win in sectionals vs Chesterton. This accomplishment made Coach Jensen the winningest football coach in Warsaw history passing George Fisher.
Coach Jensen is picture above after winning game #100 vs Elkhart Memorial during the 2017 season.