“We have a lot of new stuff we’re learning this year — new offense and some new defensive stuff, too, but it’ll be really good to get it going,” Murphy said. “I think things are going pretty good. Jordan was our JV coach last year and I think we’ll have some better successes than the past couple of seasons.”
“It’s fun to see the girls kind of make that shift into a more positive direction so that we can be a successful program.”
But personally, she is expecting in a different way, as she is due to give birth to twins any day now.
As the new head girls basketball coach at Missoula Big Sky High School, Hansen is navigating life as a head coach and the expectations that come with taking the helm of a new program.
Even though she had a standout high school and college career in basketball, Hansen said coaching was never on her radar growing up. But after helping out with camps and eventually working as an assistant, she decided to throw her hat in the ring when Big Sky’s job opened up, and the rest is history.
On the court, Big Sky is looking to get back on track after the Eagles have not been in the Class AA state tournament since 2016. In the past three seasons, Big Sky has been 6-54 in girls basketball, so Hansen and Co. have their work cut out for them.
MISSOULA — Jordan Hansen is dealing with a pair of expectations of late.
Hansen and her husband, first-year Big Sky boys basketball coach Ryan Hansen, already have one son. And with the basketball season beginning with the first games a few weeks ago, the two have been balancing their new coaching gigs as well as life as current parents who are expecting to add two more to their family.
“It’s been really fun. I can’t wait to see her twins,” Big Sky senior captain Erin Murphy said with another laugh.
Jordan Hansen took over the Missoula Big Sky girls basketball program over the summer and is now aiming to get the Eagles back to the state basketball tournament for the first time since 2016.