Will Thieman played four years of varsity tennis at Upper Arlington where he helped lead the team to four straight final fours. He was named captain of the Golden Bears his senior year. After Will graduated from Upper Arlington, he went to play at Ohio Wesleyan University. At Ohio Wesleyan, he was named an All-Conference honorable mention twice during his four-year career. He was also selected captain his senior year by his Battling Bishop teammates. While attending Ohio Wesleyan, Will taught tennis at Northam Park during the summers in Upper Arlington. When he was teaching at Northam Park, he coached a few of the top junior players in the city of Columbus. Will graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2013 with Cum Laude honors.