From 2001-07, Thomas spent his coaching tenure at Midwestern State. As a graduate assistant coaching wide receivers (2001-04), the Mustangs won the Lone Star North Division Championship in his first season.
Thomas oversaw the school’s passing game and quarterbacks in the 2004 campaign, and helped guide MSU to its first NCAA playoff appearance in school history while recording an 8-3 record.
Thomas transformed Midwestern State’s offense into a powerhouse while serving as Offensive Coordinator from 2005-07. In 2006, the school led all Division II teams with 470.1 yards of total offense per game, but more impressively led the entire NCAA in total offense (550.0 yards per game) and rushing (317.0 yards per game) in 2007.
Thomas worked diligently to perfect his craft as the Texas Tech graduate found time to work with the Baltimore Ravens in-between seasons at Midwestern State. He was responsible for working with wide receivers (2002-03, ’05) and also helped out with Baltimore’s quarterbacks. It was also at Baltimore where he was introduced to current Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith. Thomas attracted Smith’s eye as the two also worked together during Smith’s tenure with the Jacksonville Jaguars for one season (2004).
Following his graduation from Texas Tech, Thomas began his coaching career at his alma mater from 1998-2001 as a student assistant.
A native of Eastland, Texas, Thomas was an all-district selection in football, basketball and baseball at Eastland High. He is married to the former Felicia Gooch.