Jeff Hans is entering his eighth season as the head women's basketball coach at Thomas More University.
Hans has guided the Saints to an 174-11 record (.940), six Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) regular season and tournament titles and six NCAA Tournament appearances, including an NCAA Division III National Championship.
In his first season (2011-12) on the Thomas More sidelines, Hans led the Saints to a 25-5 overall record and a 17-1 record in the PAC. Along the way, the Saints won their seventh straight PAC regular season title, sixth straight PAC Championship Tournament title and made their sixth straight appearance in the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament, where they advanced to the second round.
Hans guided the Saints to a 27-2 record during his second season (2012-13) in Crestview Hills. He was named the PAC Coach of the Year after leading the Saints to their eighth straight PAC regular season title, seventh straight PAC Championship Tournament title and their seventh straight appearance in the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.
Hans' third season (2013-14) the team posted a 31-1 overall record, including an 18-0 record in the PAC. He was named PAC Coach of the Year after leadings the Saints to their ninth-straight PAC regular season and eighth PAC Championship Tourament title, while making the program's deepest run in the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament at the time as the Saints advanced to the Sectional Finals "Elite 8." Thomas More, who entered the NCAA Touranment ranked No. 1 in the country, led all of Division III (431 teams) in six statistical categories. The Saints led the nation in scoring offense (94.4 points per game), scoring margin (38.1), field goal percentage (51.1), assists per game (23.3), assists turnover ratio (1.95) and turnover margin (+14.63.). Thomas More also finished in the Top-3 in three other categories as it was second in won-lost percentage (96.9) and steals per game (16.3) and was third in turnovers per game (11.9). Sophomore guard/forward Sydney Moss was named NCAA Division III Player of the Year at the end of the season.
In his fifth season (2015-16), Hans who guided the Saints to an undefeated season (33-0) and won National Championship as the team defeated No. 7-ranked Tufts University, 63-51, in the title game in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was named the Division III National Coach of the Year by D3hoops.com and DIII News. The Saints were ranked in the Top-2 of six statistical categories as they were first in scoring margin (+37.6), field goal percentage (47.9), assist turnover ratio (1.98) and won-lost percentage (100.0), while ranking second in scoring offense (91.3) and turnover margin (10.91). Thomas More won the PAC regular season and PAC Championship Tournament. Senior guard/forward Sydney Moss was named the NCAA Division III Player of the Year for the second time in her career.
In Hans' sixth season (2016-17), he led the Saints to a 28-1 record, including a perfect 25-0 regular season and an 18-0 mark in the PAC. Thomas More won the PAC regular season and championship tournament, while advancing to the NCAA Championship Tournament. The Saints led the nation in two team statistical categories as they were first in scoring margin (+33.4) and assist turnover ratio (1.79), while they were third in scoring offense (85.9). Michaela Ware was first in the nation in assist turnover ratio (3.96) and Madison Temple was third (3.02).
In his seventh season with the Saints (2017-18), Hans led the team to a 30-2 overall record, going 18-0 in the PAC, and reaching the NCAA 'Final Four', where the Saints fell 66-48 to Amherst, who went on to win the National Title. Hans led the team to a season-best No.3 ranking after being ranked No.16 during the regular season. The Saints finished the season averaging 85.0 points per game, a .486 field-goal percentage, 17.6 assists per game, and 42.4 rebounds per game. Thomas More finished the season allowing only 51.4 points per game. Madison Temple was named the All-Great Lakes Player of the Year, PAC Player of the Year, earned WBCA All-America honors, and named D3Hoops.com All-American. Abby Owings was named All-Great Lakes First-Team a Jostens Trophy Finalist, named to All-Great Lakes First-Team, WBCA All-America honors, and D3Hoops.com All-American.
Hans came to Thomas More from Northern Kentucky University, where he was the top assistant on Nancy Winstel's women's basketball staff for the past three seasons. He assisted in all areas of coaching, scouting and recruiting for the Norse.
Hans spent four years as a head girls basketball coach in Kentucky as he was at Lexington Catholic from 2006-2008 and St. Henry from 2004-2006. In his four years as a high school head coach, Hans had an 89-34 record and won two district titles and finished as regional runner-up twice.
Prior to his four years at the high school level, Hans spent five years as an assistant at the college level. He was an assistant at Division I Indiana State University from 2002-2004, graduate assistant at NKU from 2001-2002 and an assistant at Wilmington College from 1999-2001.
Hans, a 1999 graduate from Wilmington College helped his teams go a combined 168-67 (.714) in his eight years as an assistant at the collegiate level.
Hans and his wife, Stacee, reside in Independence, Kentucky with their two daughters, Kailynn and Keira.
|YEAR BY YEAR COACHING RECORD AT THOMAS MORE|
|2011-12||25||5||17||1||PAC Champions; NCAA Second Round|
|2012-13||27||2||18||0||PAC Champions; NCAA First Round|
|2013-14||31||1||18||0||PAC Champions; NCAA Sectional Finals|
|2015-16||33||0||18||0||PAC Champions; NCAA National Champions|
|2016-17||28||1||18||0||PAC Champions; NCAA Second Round|
|2017-18||30||2||18||0||PAC Champions; NCAA Final Four|
|Overall||174||11||107||1||6 Conference Championships|
|Win %||.941||.991||6 NCAA Appearances|
|1 National Championship|