Director of the Online Master's in Coaching & Athletic Administration Program
Professor of Theology
Concordia University Irvine
MCAA 530 Ethics and Sport
Rev. Dr. Dean Vieselmeyer attended Concordia College in Seward, Nebraska earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1970; Concordia Theological Seminary in Springfield, Illinois, earning his Masters of Divinity in 1974; completed a Master's Degree in Human Development and the Family in 1982 and a Ph.D. in Education: Administration and Curriculum/Instruction in 1989 from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
From 1974 until 1977 he served as instructor in religion and coached football, wrestling, track and supervised the Strength and Conditioning Program at Milwaukee Lutheran High School. Dean then served at Concordia College, Seward, Nebraska, as Director of Student Life, Assistant Professor of Theology, Assistant Football Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. Since 1985 he has been at Concordia University Irvine as a professor of theology; and for 16 years as Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Services. In 2000 Dean became the Executive Vice President for Community and Church Relations. Then in 2008 Dean agreed to help launch the Online Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration Program in which he had been teaching MCAA530 Ethics and Sport since 2004.
As Dean's two boys were going up in Tustin, he coached Junior All-American Football, NJB Basketball, Little League and Pony Baseball. Today Dean divides his time between directing the Online MCAA program; teaching New Testament to undergrads and Ethics in Sport to graduates; and is in his 22nd year as an Assistant Football Coach at Lutheran High School Orange County.
Dean conducts seminars, workshops, and Bible studies on leadership, team building, conflict resolution, self-esteem, behavioral styles, strategies for success, and family issues (sexuality, parenting and marriage enrichment). He speaks in numerous congregations and schools and has served as a speaker at district pastoral and teacher conferences, as well as at national youth conferences. He has also spoken at the National Noel Levitz Retention Conference and the National NASPA Conference on development of the whole person, as well as leading seminars in Indonesia for 14 Christian Universities on student development and character building. Dean has many passions, but developing Character in Sport is number one!
Dean and his wife Dian, Dean of Student Success at Concordia, live in Tustin, CA. They have 2 sons. Brent, his wife Marnie, and daughters Payton (6) and Quinn (3), are moving from Valor Christian in Denver, CO to Houston, TX where Brent has accepted a position as defensive coordinator and recruiter for Houston Baptist University; and Marnie is an account executive for Myriad Genetics. Brad and Dana live in Bakersfield, CA with sons Garin (4) and Owen (22 months) where Brad is a facilities engineer for Chevron and Dana is a registered dietician. Dean and Dian's favorite titles are Nana and Papa.