Dan Tieman

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Daniel Theodore Tieman (November 30, 1940 – October 30, 2012) was an American basketball player, coach, and teacher.

Hailing from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, Tieman played basketball and baseball at Villa Madonna College, today known as Thomas More College.[1] He was the basketball team's MVP in 1960 and 1961, and he appeared in the 1960 NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.[2] In his college career, he recorded 1,454 points and 319 assists.[3] Tieman was drafted by the Kansas City Steers of the American Basketball League, but was later invited to play with the National Basketball Association's Cincinnati Royals, who were coached by Tieman's college coach, Charlie Wolf.[2] Tieman played in 29 games with the Cincinnati Royals during the 1962–63 NBA season.

After his playing days, he worked at Covington Catholic as a teacher, basketball coach, and administrator.[4] As a basketball coach, he recorded 314 wins.[2]

Tieman was inducted into the Greater Cincinnati Basketball Hall of Fame. He died in 2012 after struggles with cancer.[5]


  1. ^ Don McKay. "Dan Tieman: A Teacher To Appreciate". WKYT. May 19, 2010. Retrieved on November 1, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Jennifer Abdrabbo. "Legendary Colonel & Former NBA Player Retires After 46 Years". nky.com. May 12, 2010. Retrieved on November 1, 2012.
  3. ^ Thomas More Men's Basketball Records. tmcsaints.com. Retrieved on November 1, 2012.
  4. ^ "Cov Cath coach and former NBA player passes away". Kenton County Fox 19. November 1, 2012. Retrieved on November 1, 2012.
  5. ^ Lance McAlister. "No gold for you". 700 WLW. October 31, 2012. Retrieved on October 31, 2012.

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