2018 Hall of Fame Night – Dec. 21

The Assumption Athletic Dept. will hold its annual Hall of Fame Night on Friday, Dec. 21., prior to the Varsity Boys basketball game (approximately 7:00 p.m.) vs. Clinton.  During the ceremony, the Athletic Department will recognize members of the 2018 graduating class that were All-State Athletes, All-State Academic Athletes, and All State Cheer and Dance. The Fine Arts Hall of Fame nominee will also be honored during the ceremony.

Last year’s State Championship teams to be recognized, are:

• 2018 Baseball Class 3A State Champions
• 2018 Softball Class 3A State Champions
• 2018 Girls Soccer Class 1A State Champions

All team members are invited to join their teammates and coaches for recognition of their state championship, and induction of the team into the Assumption Wall of Fame!

Greg Thissen ’99 Promoted to Head Baseball Coach

Greg Thissen

Assumption High School is pleased to announce the promotion of 1999 graduate Greg Thissen to Head Baseball Coach. A two-time First Team All-State selection (1998, 1999), Thissen has been an Assistant Coach at his alma mater since 2012.

As a prep, he helped lead the Knights to the 1999 Iowa Class 3A state title before continuing his career at Iowa Central Community College (one year), and Triton Junior College in River Forest, IL, where he was a Third Team Junior College All-American.

Thissen was selected in the 8th round (232nd overall) of the 2001 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the Montreal Expos (now Washington Nationals) and went on to play for 7 seasons in the minor leagues, reaching as high as AAA, before finishing his playing career in 2007.

Thissen currently works as a Student Support Liaison with the Davenport Community School District. He and his wife, Anna ’99, have three children, Keaton, Cooper and Everly.

The Knights baseball program owns an Iowa state record 11 summer baseball state tournament championships and are coming off their second straight Iowa Class 3A state title and a 34-10 season.