Steve Thonn

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Steve Thonn
Washington Valor
Position: Offensive coordinator
Personal information
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
College: Wheaton College
Undrafted: 1988
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena statistics
Receptions: 66
Yards: 682
Touchdowns: 11
Tackles: 43
Interceptions: 6
Head coaching record
Regular season: 85–109 (.438)
Postseason: 5–5 (.500)
Career: 90–114 (.441)
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Steve Thonn (pronounced TUN) is the current offensive coordinator of the Washington Valor of the Arena Football League (AFL). He was previously was a head coach in the AFL for the Houston Thunderbears, Grand Rapids Rampage and Cleveland Gladiators. Thonn is also a former AFL 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 to 2007 before being hired as the Rampage head coach.

College years[edit]

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.

Playing career[edit]

Chicago Bruisers[edit]

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.[1]

Albany Firebirds[edit]

Thonn played the 1990 through 1993 seasons with the Albany Firebirds.

Stats[edit]

Year Team Rec Yards TD
1988 Chicago 21 209 2
1990 Albany 14 138 2
1991 Albany 6 113 3
1992 Albany 1 4 0
1993 Albany 24 218 4
Career 66 682 11

Coaching career[edit]

Cleveland Gladiators[edit]

Thonn was hired by the Cleveland Gladiators on December 22, 2009 as their new head coach in time for the franchise to restart in the resurrected Arena Football League.[2] His contract was not renewed at the end of the 2016 season.[3]

Coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
HOU 1998 8 6 .571 1st in AC Central 0 1 .000 Lost to Arizona Rattlers in Quarterfinals
HOU 1999 4 10 .286 4th in AC Central
HOU 2000 3 11 .214 4th in AC Central
HOU 2001 3 11 .214 4th in AC Western
HOU Total 18 38 .321
GR 2008 6 10 .375 3rd in AC Central 2 1 .667 Lost to San Jose SaberCats in Conference Championship
GR Total 6 10 .375 2 1 .667
CLE 2010 7 9 .438 3rd in NC Midwest
CLE 2011 10 8 .556 1st in AC East 0 1 .500 Lost to Georgia Force in Conference Semifinals
CLE 2012 8 10 .444 2nd in AC East
CLE 2013 4 14 .222 2nd in AC East
CLE 2014 17 1 .944 1st in AC East 2 1 .667 Lost to Arizona Rattlers in ArenaBowl XVI
CLE 2015 8 10 .444 2nd in AC East 0 1 .500 Lost to Philadelphia Soul in Conference Semifinals
CLE 2016 7 9 .438 3rd in NC 1 1 .500 Lost to Arizona Rattlers in Conference Championship
CLE Total 61 61 .500 3 4 .429
Total[4] 85 109 .438 5 5 .500

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrew Bagnato (July 31, 1988). "Drive Downs Bruisers For Arena Bowl Title". www.chicagotribune.com. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ Dennis Manoloff (December 23, 2009). "Steve Thonn named Cleveland Gladiators coach". www.cleveland.com. Cleveland Live LLC. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Gladiators name Ron Selesky Head Coach". arenafan.com. December 20, 2016. Retrieved December 20, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Steve Thonn Coaching Record". ArenaFan.com. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 

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