Dan Thiessen

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Dan Thiessen
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1946-05-27)May 27, 1946
Wasco, California
Died November 1, 2014(2014-11-01) (aged 68)
Bakersfield, California
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1986–1992 McPherson
1993–1998 Tabor
Head coaching record
Overall 21–44 (McPherson only)

Nicholas Dan Thiessen (May 27, 1946 – November 1, 2014) was an American football player and coach. He played professionally in the Canadian Football League (CFL).[1]

Coaching career[edit]


Thiessen was the head football coach for the McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas. He held that position for seven seasons, from 1986 until 1992. His coaching record at McPherson was 21 wins and 44 losses.[2]


Thiessen was the head coach of the Tabor Blue Jays in Hillsboro, Kansas[3] for six seasons, from 1993 through 1998.[4] Theissen played quarterback for the college as well as competing on the tennis team before taking the coaching position.[5]

High school[edit]

Thiessen also coached at the high school level, primarily in the Bakersfield, California area.[6]


  1. ^ Bakersfield Christian School
  2. ^ "McPherson College Football Media Guide 2010" (PDF). McPherson College Athletics. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Hillsboro Star-Journal "Bluejays make history routing Bulldogs"
  4. ^ Topeka Capital-Journal "KCAC capsules"
  5. ^ The Bakersfield Californian "Prep Football 2001-Wasco" by Scott A. Mayes, September 6, 2001
  6. ^ "Obituaries-Nicholas Thiessen". Bakersfield Californian. November 4, 2014. Retrieved February 5, 2015.