Jensen out as GISH boys soccer coach

Jeremy Jensen coaching Grand Island Senior High's boy soccer in 2019.
Jeremy Jensen coaching Grand Island Senior High's boy soccer in 2019.(KSNB)
Published: Apr. 14, 2022 at 5:27 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Due to the unauthorized disclosure of confidential student information, Jeremy Jensen has been relieved of his duties as Head Boys Soccer Coach of Grand Island Senior High effective Thursday.

“We understand that Mr. Jensen has been outspoken on many issues regarding Grand Island Public Schools,” said GIPS in a statement. “We wish to make it clear that as a school district we have always encouraged public discourse and community collaboration when it comes to building more equitable opportunities for our staff and students.”

It goes on to say they “cannot compromise when it comes to matters of safety and confidential information.”

Jensen posted a statement on Facebook saying Grand Island Public Schools administration asked him to identify who had provided him the information that he posted, and he told them “to pound sand.”

“Since I wouldn’t comply, they offered me a chance to resign, or I could be terminated. There was no way in hell I was going to resign,” he said.

Read Jeremy Jensen’s full statement below:

Grand Island Public Schools said it carries a commitment to its students, staff, families, and community to safeguard the integrity of their learning environments.

The statement said that includes protecting vital data. 

“When it comes to sensitive, private mental, emotional, and social information and overall student safety we have imperative standards and a greater commitment to uphold.”

The district remains committed to ensuring the privacy and safety of all who learn and work within its buildings remains confidential.

At this time, Coach James Panowicz will serve as interim Head Coach for the GISH boys soccer team.

Read Grand Island Public School’s full statement below:

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