Steve Thonn (pronounced TUN) is the head coach for the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League. Steve is also a former Arena Football League player and the former head coach of the AFL team Grand Rapids Rampage. As a player he played WR/DB for the Chicago Bruisers (1988) and the Albany Firebirds (1990–1993). He was the Offensive Coordinator of the Georgia Force from 2004-2007 before being hired as the Rampage Head Coach. He was also the Head Coach of the Houston Thunderbears from 1998-2001.
Thonn attended Wheaton College and was a student and a letterman in football, basketball, and baseball. In football, he was named as a Division III All-America selection as a senior.
Thonn played with the Chicago Bruisers of the Arena Football League in 1988, after going undrafted. Thonn played both wide receiver and defensive back in the ironman league. Thonn's play helped the Bruisers reach ArenaBowl II, where they lost to the Detroit Drive.
Thonn played the 1990 through 1993 seasons with the Albany Firebirds.
Thonn was hired by the Cleveland Gladiators on December 22, 2009 as they franchise restarted in Arena Football 1 for the 2010 season.