The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are on the market for a new assistant coach as a result of April Jensen not returning to the program next season. This is one of two openings on the Notre Dame swimming & diving staff, with head diving coach Caiming Xie announcing his retirement in March after 25 years leading that side of the program.
Jensen was promoted to associate head coach before the 2017-2018 season, a role that she held for 3 years as part of 5 total seasons with the program. She joined the program as April Woo in 2015 as part of a new staff for the Irish when Mike Litzinger became head coach.
Jensen started coaching at Cleveland State and worked there while earning her masters degree. After Cleveland State, she spent three years at Florida Gulf Coast before taking a volunteer position with Stanford for the 2014-2015 season, when the Cardinal finished 3rd at the NCAA Championships. Jensen swam for the University of the Pacific from 2005-2009 and was a captain during her senior year.
Before coming to Notre Dame, Jensen was a recipient of the Jean Freeman award from the CSCAA: an award given to a male and female assistant coach in each NCAA division whose contributions have brought recognition to the respective colleges or university, and whose honesty, leadership and integrity reflects the characteristics of Jean Freeman.
Jensen and her husband Brent had their first child, Avery, on December 8, 2019.