Walt Thieman enters his third season as the head squad coach at Denison in 2014-15. Thieman began playing squash while on active duty at the United States Military Academy and has continued to play this sport throughout the years as an active player at The Toledo Club, The Capital Club in Columbus, and the Athletic Club of Columbus.
In addition to his squash experience, Thieman has also been involved in coaching tennis, serving as the first high school boys coach at New Albany High School. He has also served as the head coach at Roy Start High School in Toledo, Ohio.
In addition to coaching, Thieman has been involved in organizing sanctioned tennis tournaments throughout central Ohio with many of these events hosting over a hundred participants. For a dozen years Thieman also ran the summer tennis program at Columbus Academy.
Thieman graduated from Ottawa Hills High School in Toledo,Ohio and Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio where he was a varsity tennis player at both schools. He also holds a Masters Degree from Andrews University (Education) and the University of Toledo (Finance). Walt is the father of two North Coast Athletic Conference students - William at Ohio Wesleyan and Alexandra at Kenyon.