Meet the Falcon Coaching Staff
Jason Henslin - Head Football Coach
2017 was Coach Henslin's first season as the head coach at FHHS. He helped lead the team to a 6-4 regular season record, their first winning season since 2011. He credits the quick turn around on offense to his assistant coaches, Tyler Bode and Alex Cappellini. Instrumental to the program's success is his younger brother Jordan, the Associate Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator, who brought a fierce competitive mentality to the Falcon Defense and the team as a whole.
Coach Henslin is a 2002 graduate of FHHS and was a part of the back-to-back State Championship baseball team under Coach Mike Briguglio. He was a captain on the football team and an All-Region performer both his junior and senior seasons while playing receiver and defensive back for the Falcons. After high school he went on to play football at both Pima and Scottsdale Community Colleges.
He started coaching in 2005 when his former high school coach, Jim Fairfield, hired him as the offensive coordinator for the Falcons JV football team, a position he held for two seasons. After taking an extended break from coaching to finish his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, he returned to coaching in 2015, once again at FHHS. He coached wide receivers during the 2015 & 2016 seasons under Coaches Willie Dudley & John Flynn before being named head coach in May of 2017.
He resides in FH with his amazing wife Shanna, daughter Olivia (6), and sons Reed (4) Matthew (6months). His goal as a coach and intervention counselor at the high school is this, "I want to help students reach their maximum potential and to never settle for average. Whether they are in the classroom or on the field I want them to have fun and to have a goal in mind. Athletics in high school are fun, but I hope my players leave the program knowing that their coaches care about them and that we will always be here if they need us."
Jordan Henslin - Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator
Jordan is a 2010 graduate of FHHS and was a part of the 2007 State Championship basketball team and started on both of the back-to-back Region Championship football teams in 2008 & 2009. He was a captain on the football team and was 1st Team all state his senior season while playing receiver and defensive back for the Falcons. He received a football scholarship to the University of Mary (NCAA-D2) in Bismark, SD. He finished his schooling at Arizona Christian University and now works as a Youth Pastor at Christ's Church of Fountain Hills. He resides in FH with his awesomely supportive wife Beth, daughter Tatum (3), and son Brody (1).
Jordan coached the FHHS JV football team in 2013 & 2014 before spending 2 seasons coaching high school basketball. He was the head JV basketball coach for one year at Skyline HS in Mesa before working as an assistant Varsity basketball coach at Ironwood HS in Phoenix. Jordan's first year back at FHHS was in 2017, he led the defense to the best statistical season since 2009. The defense accounted for 30 sacks and a staggering 104 Tackles for a loss.
Rob Ripley - Head Strength Coach
Rob grew up playing any and every sport, including national tournaments for competitive paintball. He attended Gilbert Christian High School, lettering in basketball and baseball. His senior year of basketball, he started on an undefeated 32-0 team that won the 2A State Championship. He played several positions on the baseball team, starting at catcher as a senior. After high school he made the Arizona Christian University baseball team as a walk on. He played one season, and later graduated with a degree in Christian Ministries. He's currently pursuing his Master of Education Degree, and is a student teacher at FHHS.
Rob has been training in Crossfit Methodology for the past 4 years. He received his Crossfit Level 1 Certificate, and has been coaching for the past 2 years. He currently coaches and trains at Crossfit Chaparral. His favorite workout movements are the Snatch and the Muscle-Up.