Head High School Coach -Tahner Thiem
Tahner Thiem has been the head varsity wrestling coach for the David City Scouts, as well as the head middle school and head club coach since 2011. Thiem graduated from Crete High School and Wayne State College. His wrestling coaching career includes Winside, Nebraska from 2007-2008, and WPCC from 2008-2010. Thiem’s favorite part about coaching wrestling is watching the life lessons wrestling teaches: the harder a wrestler works, the more they can achieve.
Assistant High School Coach - Matt Bates
Matt Bates has been the assistant high school wrestling coach for David City since 2012. Prior to that, he served as the assistant high school coach in Columbus, Nebraska for 8 years, and 2 years as the jr. high head coach in Schuyler. A graduate of Columbus High School and Wayne State College, his favorite part about coaching is watching young wrestlers grow to their full potential.
Assistant High School Coach- CJ Novak
As an assistant high school coach for the past three years in David City, CJ Novak’s favorite part of coaching the sport is watching kids achieve more than they thought they could. Novak is a graduate of East Butler and Hastings College.