James JT Thomas, previous linebacker of the West Virginia Mountaineers, will be confirmed into the Minor League Football News Hall of Fame on Thursday, December 6, 2007 at the Oasis Resort Hotel and in Mesquite, Nevada. Thomas’ designation was checked on by the MLFN’s Board of Directors, and he acquired notification of his endorsement on July 30. It is genuinely an honor to get this honor, expressed Thomas. I owe an enormous thank you to everybody for supporting me with the years. Thomas has really utilized solid administration capacities, decided occupation esteems, and enthusiasm for the computer game to come to be a driving pressing factor in the progression and furthermore promotion of minors and semi-proficient football all through the Midwest.
The story of JT Thomas’ football occupation can be broken into 3 unmistakable parts: gamer, mentor, and leader. Thomas’ university profession began at Fort Scott Community College Kansas in 1992. Following his understudy season, Thomas moved to West Virginia University WVU. In two seasons at Fort Scott – both as gathering commander – Thomas procured two All-Kansas Jayhawks Conference praises at outside linebacker and Defensive Player of the soi keo Game in 1992’s Valley of the Sun Bowl. At inside linebacker for WVU, Thomas got two Mountaineer Club Awards for on-field quality, made two All-Big East group praises, and furthermore won Defensive Player of the Game in the 1994 CARQUEST Bowl. He similarly drove the two groups in handles each season.
A powerful college work drove Thomas to the semi-star football circuit in 1996 with the Charleston Rockets, where he had the option to play with past WVU extraordinary Major Harris. Returning to outside linebacker, Thomas drove the group in takes on and furthermore came to be an association All-Star as the Rockets finished their 11-game ordinary period 10-1. Thomas attempted to haul his prosperity from semi-master circle to the Arena Football League in 1997 with the Albany Firebirds, anyway persevered through a profession completing leg injury on the third day of instructional course. Instead of a cap and cushions, the following activity of Thomas’ football calling incorporated a headset and clipboard. After a stretch as Defensive Coordinator for a hero group of long term olds, Thomas got back to semi-professional in 2000 as Head Coach of the West Virginia WHAM. Situated in Morgantown, WV, Thomas set up a. 695 winning percent 41 triumphs, 18 misfortunes, won 3 Coach of the Year respects, and instructed three alliance All-Star games in 6 seasons as WHAM.