Justin Hansen

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Justin Hansen

Defensive Coordinator/ Linebackers Coach
Justin Hansen

Bio

Coach Justin Hansen is entering his 3nd season as the Defensive Coordinator for the Hartnell Panthers.  Justin brings a tremendous amount of work ethic, a strong sense of football knowledge and a competitive enthusiasm that will lead our defense to victory.  Coach Hansen graduated from Santa Cruz High School in 1995, and immediately began his football career at Cabrillo College.  He was an All-Conference linebacker who transferred to Cal-Lutheran University.  He continued his success at linebacker and was named All-SCIAC during the 1999 season.  He graduated with a degree in Kinesiology from Cal-Lutheran the following year.  Immediately after he graduated, Justin was hired by Cal-Lutheran as a linebackers coach.  The job was only for 1 season as he continued on to play professionally for the Sioux Falls Storm of the NIFL (arena league). Coach Hansen hooked back on for 2 more seasons at Cal-Lutheran as a linebacker coach and then took a job at Chaminade College Prep HS as the defensive coordinator.  In 2005, Justin was hired as the defensive coordinator at Cabrillo College, where he worked as an adjunct faculty member for 6 seasons. Over that period of time, the Cabrillo defense was known for tough, disciplined football and they were able to hold opponents to below average yardage and point totals regularly. Coach Hansen joined Cal-Lutheran for one more stint as the Linebacker coach in 2011, but through the recruiting process, we were able to offer Justin a position as the defensive coordinator for us, here at Hartnell!