Former Wildcat Jamie Hensley has been named the sixth women's basketball head coach in the program's NCAA era in June, 2019. Her first official full season at the helm of the Wildcats will be the 2019-20 campaign. She was named the Interim Head Coach of the team on January 4, 2019, leading the team to a 6-9 overall record in the second half of the year.
A former student-athlete and former assistant coach, Hensley knows what it takes to don the green and white and be a part of a successful program.
“I am extremely honored to be named the head women’s basketball coach at Wilmington University,” Hensley said. “As a former student-athlete and assistant coach at the University, I have an enormous amount of pride and love for the women’s basketball program. The WilmU community has been my family since 2006 and I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to return to the place I consider home. I look forward to building continued success on and off the court, as well as building stronger relationships with the community and alumni. I am excited to start this next chapter of my life and to be part of the Wildcat Family.”
Hensley graduated from Wilmington University in 2010 after a successful playing career under former coaches Bill Cleary and Rob Miller. She rejoined the Wildcats as an assistant coach from 2011 to 2013 before moving on to take the Tome School head varsity girls coaching position in North East, Maryland, for four seasons. She then returned to WilmU as an assistant coach this past season before being named the Interim Head Coach on January 4.
In her first official game as the Interim Head Coach, Hensley helped guide the Wildcats to a 77-59 win over Nyack on January 5. She also led the team to wins over Caldwell, Felician, Bloomfield, Chestnut Hill, and Holy Family, and had the team in a win-and-in position in the final regular season contest at Goldey-Beacom.