DICKINSON, ND- Jason Thier has been hired as an assistant coach for the Dickinson State football program. Thier will coach on defense and will also serve as recruiting coordinator and assistant director of the Biesiot Activities Center.
"I am extremely excited about this great opportunity and becoming a member of the Blue Hawk family", stated Thier. "I am looking forward to adding to the rich tradition of Dickinson State University football and being a part of an institution dedicated to developing champions on and off the field. I cannot wait to start working with this great group of coaches and players as we strive to take the next step as a program."
Jason Thier spent four seasons as the defensive coordinator at the University of Mary after joining the program in January 2014. While serving as the defensive coordinator, he also worked with the team's linebackers.
Before coming to the University of Mary, Thier served as inside linebackers coach at the University of North Dakota in 2013. Prior to working at the University of North Dakota, Thier was the defensive coordinator at the University of Montana Western for two seasons (2011-12).
"We are excited to have Coach Thier join our program", stated Blue Hawk coach and athletic director Pete Stanton. "Jason brings a wealth of coaching experience with him. He is very driven and will bring a lot of energy to the program. In addition to his coaching experience, he has a lot of recruiting ties and recruiting experience. He will be a great addition to our staff."
Thier began his full-time coaching experience at Augustana University as a graduate assistant. Their played at Truman State University and earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics in 2009 and a master's degree in education from Augustana College in 2011.
Dickinson State has won three consecutive conference championships and has made three straight trips to the NAIA playoffs. The Blue Hawks return 15 starters from the 2017 team.