College Football: Familiar face comes back to coach at Dickinson State

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Dickinson State football has plenty of new coaches this season, but some are faces that fans might recognize.

Former All-American linebacker Thomas Sease is trading in his helmet for a clipboard this fall, and he says it’s a bit of a transition.

“It’s just weird seeing the guys out there that you played with,’ Sease said, “and coaching them and trying to tell them what to do.”

But his four years as a top defender have already made him a respected coach.

“When he’s out on the practice field,” Defensive Coordinator Jason Thier said, “the guys really respond to him. He does a great job of taking control. He’s very organized.”

And he’s not just organized on the football field. Besides his scout team duties, Sease currently juggles a part-time job at the local hospital and an academic course load of 19 credits. He almost doesn’t have any down time.

“I wind down with studying,” Sease said. “I get a little peace of mind with that. I go to bed really early and then wake up early and take my dog for a walk.”

Sease doesn’t mind the busy schedule, because it prepares him pretty well for his future.

“Right now I’m pretty science-heavy in my coursework,” Sease said, “so then hopefully if I get the grades needed, I’ll apply to med school next summer.”

Sease says he’s going to make the most of this season, but it will be tough to eventually say goodbye.

“It’ll definitely be difficult,” Sease said, “but I know they’ll still be here and I’ll always be willing to come back.”

Because once a Blue Hawk, always a Blue Hawk. 

The Blue Hawks are on the road against La Crosse Saturday. Kickoff is at noon MST, 1 p.m. CST.

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