Hansen worked alongside Scott Robertson with the Canterbury provincial side in 2013 and 2014, winning the national title in the 2013 season. His departure from New Zealand saw him assist the Canadian national side as Backs Coach during their 2014 tour, before joining Aaron Mauger at Leicester Tigers in 2015. In 2017, he joined the Japanese Top League as Assistant Coach of the Kobelco Steelers, and made the move to Super Rugby as an Assistant Coach at the Sunwolves in 2018 and 2019. Hansen worked with the Japanese national side at the 2019 Rugby World Cup prior to his arrival at the Crusaders. He works with the team’s attack strategies and game planning.