Tight Ends/Offensive Special Teams Coordinator
Tight Ends/Offensive Special Teams Coordinator
One of the nation’s most versatile offensive coaches, 26-year coaching veteran Chris Wiesehan is in his second season as Georgia Tech’s tight ends coach and offensive special teams coordinator (field goal/PAT/kickoff and punt returns).
In 2019, Wiesehan coached Georgia Tech’s first tight ends group in 12 seasons, led by Tyler Davis, who would go on to become the highest-drafted tight end in school history when he was selected in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Wiesehan arrives at Georgia Tech fresh off of being nominated for the Broyles Award (nation’s top assistant coach) at Temple in 2018. In five years at Temple (the final two under current Georgia Tech head coach Geoff Collins), he coached offensive line for four seasons and running backs for one. Over the course of his 25-year career, he has coached every offensive position except quarterbacks and had multiple players drafted at each position.
He was an all-America wide receiver at Wabash (Ind.) College and still holds the NCAA Division III record for all-purpose yards per play in a career (16.0). He graduated from Wabash in 1994 and was inducted into the school’s athletics hall of fame in 2014.
Wiesehan and his wife, Renee, have a son, Colton.
|THE CHRIS WIESEHAN FILE|
|Hometown||St. Louis, Mo.|
|Alma Mater||Wabash , 1994|
|1994-95||Fort Hays State||Wide Receivers|
|1997-98||Notre Dame||Tight Ends|
|2001, 2004||Northern Arizona||Wide Receivers|
|2002-03||Northern Arizona||Offensive Line|
|2005||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Offensive Assistant|
|2006||James Madison||Offensive Line|
|2010-11||Winnipeg Blue Bombers||Wide Receivers|
|2012||Hawai’i||Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator|
|2017-18||Temple||Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator|
|2019-||Georgia Tech||Tight Ends/Offensive Special Teams Coordinator|
One of the nation’s most versatile offensive coaches, 26-year coaching veteran Chris Wiesehan is in his second season as Georgia Tech’s tight ends and tackles coach, as well as offensive special teams coordinator (field goal/PAT/kickoff and punt returns).
In 2019, Wiesehan coached Georgia Tech’s first tight ends group in 12 seasons, led by Tyler Davis, who would go on to become the highest-drafted tight end in school history when he was selected in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Davis was the first Georgia Tech tight end to be drafted since 1992.
Wiesehan’s 26 years of coaching includes experience at both the collegiate and professional levels. Prior to his arrival at Georgia Tech in 2019, Wiesehan spent five seasons at Temple, including the last two under current Tech head coach Geoff Collins. As the Owls’ offensive line coach/run-game coordinator in 2018, all five of his regular starters – including two true-freshman tackles – earned all-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) recognition while paving the way for TU running back Ryquell Armstrong to rank second in the American Athletic Conference and 14th nationally in rushing (109.8 ypg).
In recognition of his efforts, Wiesehan was nominated for the 2018 Broyles Award, given to college football’s top assistant coach.
His five years at Temple included four seasons as the Owls’ offensive line coach (2014-15; 2017-18) and one as running backs coach (2016). In his lone season with TU’s running backs, he coached the only pair of RBs in the nation to each rush for at least 900 yards and 13 touchdowns (Jahad Thomas and Armstrong).
Wiesehan’s versatility as an offensive coach has been evident throughout his career, as he has coached every offensive position except for quarterback and had multiple players selected in the NFL Draft at each position during the course of his 25 years in the profession. In his five seasons at Temple alone (2014-18), eight of Wiesehan’s pupils went on to play in the NFL, including 2017 second-round pick Dion Dawkins (Buffalo Bills).
In addition to his five years at Temple, his resume includes stints with Hawai’i (running backs/offensive line – 2012-13), the Canadian Football League’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers (wide receivers – 2010-11), UCLA (tight ends – 2009), Syracuse (offensive line – 2007-08), James Madison (offensive line – 2006), the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers (offensive assistant – 2005), Northern Arizona (wide receivers/offensive line – 2001-04), Buffalo (wide receivers/offensive line – 1999-2000), Notre Dame (tight ends – 1997-98), Purdue (tight ends – 1996) and Fort Hays State (wide receivers – 1994-95).
Wiesehan was an all-America wide receiver at Wabash (Ind.) College from 1990-93 and still holds the NCAA Division III national record for all-purpose yards per play in a career (16.0 – 4,825 total yards in 301 plays). He graduated from Wabash in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in English and was inducted into the school’s athletics hall of fame in 2014. He has also coached five student-athletes that have been inducted into various halls of fame — Matt Light (New England Patriots HOF), Terence Edwards (Winnipeg Blue Bombers HOF), Clarence Moore (Northern Arizona University HOF), Drew Haddad (University at Buffalo HOF) and Lance Schwindt (Fort Hays State HOF).
A St. Louis, Mo. native, Wiesehan and his wife, Renee, have a son, Colton.