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.

Baseball State Send Off – Thursday, July 19th

Knight Nation, Please  join your hosts, the AHS Booster and Century Clubs, celebration of our baseball team advancing, once again, to the State Championship Tournament. We will be offering a burger basket fundraising meal at 7:00 on Thursday, July 19th at Rookies Sports Bar. All proceeds will go to the boys team to help with State expenses. Please come out enjoy some great food and support a very special  baseball team. See you all there!!!

State Baseball Hotel Reservations for Parents

A block of hotel rooms for parents has been reserved for 7/26/18 and 7/27/18 at the Courtyard by Marriott, 1520 NW 114th St., Clive, IA 50322.  Parents need to make their own reservations by calling directly and referencing the Davenport Assumption State Baseball Parents block or by clicking here: Book your group rate for Davenport Assumption Parents Block for State Baseball

The room rates for both blocks are $109/night, and both have breakfast included.  The cutoff date to make a reservation is 7/12/18.  

Courtyard by Marriott | Des Moines West/Clive
1520 NW 114th ST | Clive, IA 50322
Direct: 515.225.1222