Jessie Hansen (Wilcox)
Jessie is a Wisconsin native where she was both an academic and athletic standout for the Division I state powerhouse Oshkosh West High School. The four-time varsity letter winner led her teams to back-to-back Wisconsin state championships in 2003 and 2004, three Final Four showings, and four Elite Eight appearances.
During her tenure at Oshkosh West she achieved many records including a single-season school mark for assist (83) and steals (48), ranks fourth all time in career scoring with 913 points, was ranked number one in career steals with 207, and first in assists with 272. Jessie was appointed second team Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All-State honors, fourth team Associated Press All-State award, first team All-Area, and first team All-Fox Valley Association accolades. On top of her basketball accomplishments, Jessie was also a letter winner in volleyball, soccer, and cross-country. Jessie was inducted into the Oshkosh West Athletic Hall of fame in 2019.
Jessie earned a full athletic scholarship to play at Northern Illinois University where she was a four year starter for the Huskies and finished her collegiate career with 1,007 points. The 2009 All-Mid American Conference selection also earned academic honors for her 3.89 GPA as an art education major.
Upon graduation Jessie relocated to Colorado for a year and coached the Lady Survivors, a high school traveling AAU program out of Denver, in which three of her senior
athletes went on to play at the Division I collegiate level.
From 2010-2012 Jessie was the Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach and Head Women’s Golf Coach at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, a NCAA Division III competitor.
From 2012-2016 Jessie moved back to the Northern Illinois Area where she taught middle school art for the Dekalb School District and became the Head Varsity Coach for the Rosary High School Girl's Basketball team. In her last season coaching, Jessie got Rosary to the Sweet 16, a first in school history. During her tenure, Jessie also created the Rosary Dream Team feeder program for girls 5th-8th grade.
Jessie returned to her home town Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 2017. She is a high school art teacher and still remains highly active in the basketball programs within her community. She has helped coach various teams for the Oshkosh West Basketball Club, and often lends a hand to the varsity program.
Since she was introduced to Sports Psychology her Sophomore year in college, she has made it her life goal to provide mental training for student athletes. She hopes Mind Gym will help break down the mental obstacles athletes face so they can preform at their very best and achieve their highest dreams.