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Chris Wiesehan
Tight Ends/Offensive Special Teams Coordinator

Chris Wiesehan

Tight Ends/Offensive Special Teams Coordinator

Year at Tech 1st
Alma Mater Wabash, 1994
Chris Wiesehan

Biography

One of the nation’s most versatile offensive coaches, 25-year coaching veteran Chris Wiesehan is in his first season as Georgia Tech’s tight ends coach and offensive special teams coordinator (field goal/PAT/kickoff and punt returns).

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
 PERSONAL
 HometownSt. Louis, Mo.
 FamilyWife: Renee;
Child: Colton
 Alma MaterWabash , 1994
PLAYING EXPERIENCE
 1990-93Wabash (WR)
COACHING EXPERIENCE
1994-95Fort Hays StateWide Receivers
1996PurdueTight Ends
1997-98Notre DameTight Ends
1999BuffaloWide Receivers
2000BuffaloOffensive Line
2001, 2004Northern ArizonaWide Receivers
2002-03Northern ArizonaOffensive Line
2005Tampa Bay BuccaneersOffensive Assistant
2006James MadisonOffensive Line
2007-08SyracuseOffensive Line
2009UCLATight Ends
2010-11Winnipeg Blue BombersWide Receivers
2012Hawai’iOffensive Line/Run Game Coordinator
2013Hawai’iRunning Backs
2014-15TempleOffensive Line
2016TempleRunning Backs
2017-18TempleOffensive Line/Run Game Coordinator
2019-Georgia TechTight Ends/Offensive Special Teams Coordinator

FULL BIOGRAPHY

One of the nation’s most versatile offensive coaches, 25-year coaching veteran Chris Wiesehan is in his first season as Georgia Tech’s tight ends coach and offensive special teams coordinator (field goal/PAT/kickoff and punt returns).

Wiesehan’s 25 years of coaching includes experience at both the collegiate and professional levels. Wiesehan spent the past five seasons at Temple, including the last two under current Georgia 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.

“Chris is a tireless worker. The offensive line the last two years at Temple was really, really good,” Collins said. “He developed two true-freshman offensive tackles that ended up starting for us. Chris will do a masterful job at re-introducing the tight end position that hasn’t existed here for 11 years. He’s a relentless recruiter and a positive person to have around our players.”

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 drafted at each position during the course of his 25 years in the profession.

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.

“We feel so honored as a family to join the Georgia Tech community,” Wiesehan said. “I look forward to continuing to grow our tremendous relationships with high-school coaches and to win nationally with local talent. Our staff’s passion and authenticity will be felt by our players, the GT family and the city of Atlanta.”

A St. Louis, Mo. native, Wiesehan and his wife, Renee, have a son, Colton.

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