Air Force Football: OC Mike Thiessen is MWwire’s 2019 Coordinator of the Year
The Falcons’ ground game and explosive passing attack made Thiessen our staff’s pick for Mountain West football’s top coordinator.
Thiessen emerged from a strong group of contenders.
mwwire’s 2019 postseason honors:
Among our staff’s selections for Mountain West football’s individual honors this fall, perhaps none was more contested than the vote for coordinator of the year. Air Force offensive coordinator Mike Thiessen won the day, however, and is our selection.
Thiessen, one of the longest-tenured coaches in the Mountain West and the conference’s co-offensive player of the year winner way back in 2000, helped elevate the Falcons’ dangerous running game to its best overall performance since 2015, averaging 5.12 yards per carry and a conference-best 37 rushing touchdowns, while guiding Donald Hammond III — our choice as the conference’s offensive player of the year — to one of the best seasons ever by an Air Force quarterback and supplementing his occasional absence with a team passer rating, 203.73, that is number one in the country.
Also received votes: Jake Dickert, Wyoming; Zak Hill, Boise State; Jeff Schmedding, Boise State; Zach Arnett, San Diego State; John Rudzinski, Air Force