Kirstine (KJ) Jensen

Kirstine (KJ) Jensen

January 9, 2023

I am from Aurora, IL and have been playing and coaching competitive volleyball since I was 13 years old. I was fortunate to earn a scholarship to play volleyball in college where I competed for Ohio State and played on a team that made it to the Final Four! I spent most of my time as an outside hitter but have also been trained and competed as a middle and a right side.

I spent over 17 years coaching collegiately at Ohio University, Florida State, Northern Illinois and Northwestern, and this is my fifth year working full time in the club volleyball scene. In addition to coaching 13 Blue I also lead the 12s Elite and Regional Gyms, and work with Eunice to develop and run all Youth Programming for MOD Volleyball.

I have a 7-year old son, Jaxen who loves being in the gym and an incredibly supportive husband, Tim who supports me in doing what I love even though it takes me away from home many evenings and weekends. I feel very fortunate that I get to do what I LOVE for a living. Volleyball has been such a big and positive part of my life and I love the opportunity to be part of that in your child’s life.

Coaching Experience

Northwestern University: Evanston, IL

  • Associate Head Volleyball Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, May 2012 – December 2015
  • Assistant Volleyball Coach, February 2009 – May 2012

Northern Illinois University: DeKalb, IL

  • Associate Head Volleyball Coach, April 2008 – February 2009
  • Assistant Volleyball Coach, Northern Illinois University, March 2005 – April 2008

Florida State University: Tallahassee, FL

  • Assistant Volleyball Coach, April 2003-January 2005

Ohio University: Athens, OH

  • Assistant Volleyball Coach, May 2000 – April 2002

Related Professional Experience

  • Assistant Coach, Club Fusion Volleyball, 2005 – 2008
  • USA Volleyball High Performance A2 program, Summer 2012
  • Club Director and Coach, Ohio Juniors, 2000-2002
  • Volunteer Assistant Volleyball Coach, Northern Illinois University, 1997-2000
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Exercise and Physical Education, Northern Illinois University, 1998-2000