Coach Christensen attended James Monroe High School in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, CA. He played for the Monroe Vikings, starting both ways as an offensive
left guard and outside linebacker, his senior year, 1968 and the team won the Valley Championship, and lost the LA City Championship by 1 point. Coach Christensen was named to the All Mid-Valley League Team as an offensive lineman, lettered in football and track. Christensen was recruited by several colleges and chose to play for Taft College in Central California. A two year 69-70 starter tor the Taft Cougars, again playing offensive guard and outside linebacker. He served as the team Captain in 1970, and lettered 2 years in football and track.
Christensen transferred as a junior to the University of Wyoming in 1971 and became a starter for the Cowboys at offensive guard his first year. After the 71 season he was named to the All Western Athletic Conference Team, and All WAC Academic Team. In 1972, his senior year, he repeated these honors, being named all WAC for football and academics.
Christensen returned to California earning his Secondary Teaching Credential at Cal State Northridge, coaching as graduate assistant the fall of 1973, at Monroe High, working with future NFL QB, Guy Benjamin.
Christensen moved north to teach and coach in the San Jose area, at Awalt High School, Mt. View High and was the head football coach at Pioneer High School in 1981. He and his wife moved to Colorado in 1982, Coach Christensen taught at Frederick Junior Senior High. He was the head basketball coach 1982, and head footballcoach 1983-84. He also coached baseball and track. He left teaching in 1984 to work with UPS as an operations manager.
In 2000, Longmont Christian School started the football program and Coach Christensen served as the line coach and defensive coordinator with Head Coach Don Monteith. He continued to coach line and defense with the Warriors until 2009, coaching with Head Coach Jerry Martin and served as the head coach in 2009. He continued his career in the package transportation industry with FedEx. He was proud to be part of the 2004-2005 LCS Warriors, earning Central League back-to-back championships and coaching LCS All State footballplayers.
It has always been his dream to return to LCS to teach and coach, and after retiring from Microsoft in November, Christensen became the baseball coach and history teacher at LCS. He is looking forward to continuing the LCS athletic tradition for football, training Godly men and students to serve the Lord on the athletic field and as members of their community.