James "JT" Thomas, a former player climbers West Virginia, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame of football in the Minor League Thursday, December 6, 2007, the hotel and casino Oasis Resort in Meskite, Nevada.
Thomas & # 39; nomination was reviewed by the Board of Directors MLFN, and 30 July, he received the notification of acceptance.
"It is truly an honor to receive this award", – said Thomas. "I owe a big thank you to all that have supported me over the years."
Thomas used the strong leadership skills, a tireless work ethic and admiration for the game to become a driving force in the development and promotion of football games and semi-professional football team in the Midwest.
History of JT Thomas & # 39; Football car & # 39; a career can be divided into three different sections: a player, coach and executive. Thomas & # 39; Kalezhskaya car & # 39; EPA began at the College Fort Scott (Kansas) in 1992. After his second year, Thomas moved to West Virginia University (WVU).
For two seasons in Fort Scott – two as captain – Thomas received two awards at the All-Kansas Jayhawk Conference external counsel and the defensive player of the game in 1992 in the Valley of the Sun. In the match for WVU version, Thomas received two awards Alpine Club for excellence in the field, received two awards All-Big East teams and won a defender playing CarQuest Bowl in 1994. He also led the team in both the analysis of each season.
Successful car & # 39; college EPA led by Thomas in semi soccer tournament in 1996 with missiles Charleston, where he was able to play with the former great Major Harris IVU. Returning to the outside counsel, Thomas led the team in the fight and became the league All-Star, when the Rockets finished their 11-game regular season 10-1. Thomas tried to move his success with the ball in the semi-final football arena Arena in 1997 with "Albany Birds", but got a third car & # 39; career leg injury on the third day of training camp.
Instead of a helmet and pads the next step, Thomas & # 39; Football ct & # 39; EPA presented headset and clipboard. After a stint as a defensive coordinator Team Champions 13-16, Thomas returned to semi-pro football in 2000 as head coach of the West Virginia WHAM! Located in Morgantown, WA, Thomas assembled the percentage of .695 (41 win, 18 losses), he won three awards coach of the year and for the six seasons coached three league All-Star Game as WHAM! head coach.
In 2001, Thomas also headed WHAM! Central Ohio for the championship in football (MOFL).
During the 2003 season, Thomas moved to full ownership WHAM! When he retired from YOU! side direction in 2005, he decided to shift the emphasis on full-time to the development of successful semi-professional football and BAM! franchise. For two years, he stopped practicing, Thomas has held senior positions in the Football League the Ohio Valley and IFF. In January 2007, Thomas was awarded the title of European Commissioner.
Currently, Thomas supervises daily operations MOFL – expanded 10-team semi-professional league in Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky. His love for the semi-professional soccer matches only with his desire to see how MOFL – and every minor football organization – produces football product that a & # 39 is competitive, organized, developed and entertaining for the players in the game, and the fans in the stands.
Thomas also serves as a semi-professional sports consultant of the League Level, LLC, a company that provides marketing and advertising strategies for organizations with a focus on amateur and semi-professional athletics.
He currently resides in Morgantavne, Washington, with his wife, Rochelle, and their two children, Jared, 3 years, and John. J.. Thomas also has a son John. T. Thomas III from a previous relationship.