Tim started his playing career with the Brandon University Bobcats in 1995, followed by 4 seasons at Providence. Over his years playing at Providence he received many All-Region and All-Star awards with the two highest awards being, NCCAA 2nd Team All-American in 1997 and ACCA 2nd Team All-American in 2001. Tim is known to be one of the most dominant and well decorated post players to pay at Providence.
Friesen was the head men's basketball coach from 2003-2006. During this time he won back to back ACCA National Championships in the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons. In 2005 Tim received the NIAC coach of the year award. In 2013 Tim took over the varsity boys basketball program at the Steinbach Regional Secondary School, where he remained until 2016. While at the SRSS, Tim recorded a 45-29 record.