Jensen steps down as Thunder head coach

by Gary Ahuja

Rod Jensen has stepped down as head coach of the Langley Thunder.

Jensen served two stints (2011-2015 and 2018-2022) as the head coach of the Senior A team for a total of eight seasons. In that time, the Thunder won three Western Lacrosse Association championships (2011, 2012 and 2022).

“I am grateful and proud to have been a part of the Langley Thunder family for more than a decade, but unfortunately, I am unable to make the necessary time commitment to continue,” Jensen said.

In 2011, he won the Dorothy Robertson Memorial Trophy as the WLA’s Coach of the Year.

“Rod is an excellent coach and has been a huge part of our franchise, helping lead us to new heights,” said Thunder General Manager Rob Buchan. “And he was more than a coach for us, we consider him a friend. We will miss him and wish him all the best.”

A new coach has been hired and will be announced shortly.

Langley kicks off the 2023 WLA season when they host the Burnaby Lakers on May 24 (7:30pm) at Langley Events Centre. For tickets, click here.