Last Updated on October 25, 2023, 4:23 am
Moorhead High School Coach Jason Thielges commits suicide.
Jason Thielges, a Moorhead High School football coach and business teacher at the School’s Career Academy, passed away unexpectedly. His sudden, unexpected death has left hundreds of student-athletes, coaches, and friends saddened and family aggrieved.
Who was Jason Thielges?
Jason Thielges was a teacher and football coach at Moorhead High School. Before that, he was head football coach at Davis High School when their program started in 2009. Under his leadership, the school’s team won a state championship in 2014. He stepped down from that role in 2019, which was taken over by his good friend and coaching colleague Wayne Werremeyer.
Werremeyer spoke with a local news magazine and said ‘no one worked harder on the field than Thielges.’
Remembering his friend whose astonishing life was cut short by his tragic, untimely death he said, “Top notch. His philosophy was he wasn’t going to let any kid outwork him.”
He mentored young athletes with the set standard of high expectations he also had for himself.
“he demanded excellence,” Warremeyer continued, “And he showed the kids how to strive for excellence.”
His high standards earned him enormous respect from his students and among his colleagues. Everyone loved him.
“Kids loved him,” Werremeyer said. “You can tell that whenever you talk to a kid that he coached.”
Thielges and Werremeyer were close friends and worked together as coaches. Werremeyer was Thielges’ assistant coach during the 2014 state championship title run.
What happened to Jason Thielges?
Jason Thielges passed away unexpectedly on October 24, 2023. The details of his death have not been made public. He was reportedly struggling with his mental health for some time and had talked about it with his friends as well. Unconfirmed reports say he lost his battle with mental health issues and committed suicide.
His family and friends have not released any official statement regarding his death. The cause of his death remains unclear. We should all wait patiently for his family and friends to provide more information if they feel comfortable.
Obituary and funeral
His family will release his obituary and provide details of his funeral at a later date. They are currently taking time to heal from their inconsolable loss. All are requested to respect their privacy and allow them the time to recover from their immense loss with dignity and grace.
We offer our heartfelt condolences to family, friends, and students. May he rest in peace.
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