James “JT” Thomas, previous linebacker of the West Virginia Mountaineers, will be drafted into the Minor League Football News Hall of Fame on Thursday, December 6, 2007 at the Oasis Resort Hotel and Casino in Mesquite, Nevada.
Thomas’ assignment was surveyed by the MLFN’s Board of Directors, and he got warning of his acknowledgment on July 30.
“It’s anything but an honor to get this honor,” said Thomas. “I owe a major thank you to everybody for supporting me as the years progressed.”
Thomas has utilized solid initiative abilities, enthusiastic hard working attitude, and energy for the game to turn into a main impetus in the turn of events and advancement of small time and semi-proficient football across the Midwest.
The narrative of JT Thomas’ football profession can be broken into three unmistakable sections: player, mentor, and leader. Thomas’ university profession began at Fort Scott Community College (Kansas) in 1992. Following his sophomore season, Thomas moved to West Virginia University (WVU).
In two seasons at Fort Scott – both as group skipper – Thomas acquired two All-Kansas Jayhawk Conference praises at outside linebacker and Defensive Player of the Game in 1992’s Valley of the Sun Bowl. At inside linebacker for WVU, Thomas got two Mountaineer Club Awards for on-field greatness, acquired two All-Big East group praises, and won Defensive Player of the Game in the 1994 CarQuest Bowl. He likewise drove the two groups in handles each season.
A fruitful school profession drove Thomas to the semi-master football circuit in 1996 with the Charleston Rockets, where he had the option to play with previous WVU extraordinary Major Harris. Getting back to outside linebacker, Thomas drove the group in handles and turned into a class All-Star as the Rockets completed their 11-game standard season 10-1. Thomas endeavored to convey his prosperity from semi-expert ball to the Arena Football League in 1997 with the Albany Firebirds, however supported a vocation finishing leg injury on the third day of instructional course.
Rather than a protective cap and cushions, the following stage of Thomas’ football vocation included a headset and clipboard. After a stretch as Defensive Coordinator for a title group of long term olds, Thomas got back to semi-ace football in 2000 as Head Coach of the West Virginia WHAM! Situated in Morgantown, WV, Thomas accumulated a .695 winning rate (41 successes, 18 misfortunes), won three Coach of the Year grants, and trained three association All-Star games in six seasons as WHAM! lead trainer.
In 2001, Thomas likewise drove the WHAM! to the Mid-Ohio Football League (MOFL) Championship.
During the 2003 season, Thomas took over full responsibility for WHAM! At the point when he ventured off the WHAM! sideline in 2005, he chose to move his concentrate full-time towards fostering the achievement of semi-proficient football and the WHAM! establishment. In the a long time since he has quit instructing, รวมหนังสุดล้ำ Thomas has stood firm on leader footings inside the Ohio Valley Football League and the MOFL. In January of 2007, Thomas was elevated to MOFL Commissioner.
As of now, Thomas manages the everyday activities of the MOFL – a growing, 10-group semi-star class across Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky. His adoration for semi-proficient football is coordinated exclusively by his longing to see the MOFL – and each small time football association – produce a football item that is cutthroat, coordinated, created, and engaging for the major parts in the game and the fans in the stands.
Thomas likewise fills in as a Semi-Professional Sports Consultant with League Level, LLC, an organization that gives advertising and limited time techniques to associations with an accentuation in beginner and semi-proficient games.