This is Thomas's ninth year as an Eastlake High School coach. Thomas comes to Eastlake having coached at Eureka High School in St. Louis, MO, John Jay High School in San Antonio, TX, R. L. Turner High School in Dallas, TX, Mt. Si High School in Snoqualmie, WA, and five years in Crossfire Select. Having been a History teacher for the past 24 years, Thomas is currently teaching U.S. History at Chief Kanim Middle School and was named a Teacher-of-the Year in 2013 at Snoqualmie Valley School District.