Presentation Secondary School Thurles
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New Basketball Coach – Tipp Knights new American Pro

Having joined the Tipperary Knights basketball club, Jessica Hanson also joins our Pres Thurles team.
New Basketball Coach – Tipp Knights new American Pro

A huge ‘Céad Míle Fáilte’ and warm Presentation Thurles welcome to Jessica Hanson. Jessica will be working as a full-time Basketball Coach this year in our school. Jessica is a Canadian Professional Basketballer who has signed with the Tipperary Knights for this National League campaign. She spent five years playing with the University of British Columbia’s Thunderbirds in Vancouver whilst studying kinesiology there. Now that she has graduated, she will begin her professional career lining out with Tipperary Knights in the National League, whilst pursuing a Masters in coaching and passing on her wisdom and experience when coaching our talented girls here in Pres Thurles.

Jessica completed her university career as one of UBC’s best all-round players. She excelled at both ends of the court and started every conference and play-off game for the Thunderbirds in her last four years, the last three as team captain. In 100 total season games for the T-Birds, Jessica scored 1,108 points, dished out 320 assists and grabbed 333 rebounds! Last season, she earned a place on the Canada West Third All-Star Team.

According to her former coach back in Vancouver, Jessica is passionate and invested in whatever she does. She is hard-working, driven and goal-oriented. She will fit right in with the ethos of both Tipperary Knights and Presentation Thurles.

We welcome Jessica to our coaching team and wish her every success here in Thurles.

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Jessica Hanson, pictured with her parents and her Head Coach, UBC T-Birds.

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