07/11/2014
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Donald Thomas
Position: Assistant Coach
Phone: (910) 962-3889
Email: thomasd@uncw.edu

Donald Thomas enters his 11th season at UNCW after spending eight years as assistant coach at Maryland.

He coordinates the Seahawks recruiting and assists with coaching the sprinting and jumps events. His efforts in recruiting at UNCW have helped the Seahawks win four Colonial Athletic Association championships in 10 years.

Thomas who coached the hurdlers and high jumpers in College Park; also recruited Maryland's 1999-2000 Track & Field News nationally-ranked recruiting class.

At Maryland, Thomas coached Vanessa Jones to an Atlantic Coast Conference championship, an ECAC Championship and three NCAA championship appearances in the High Jump. In 2000, Jones reached the finals of the High Jump at the Olympic Trials. Thomas also trained Thema Napier to an ECAC Championship and NCAA Championship appearance in the 400 Hurdles. In 2002, Napier reached the finals of the USA Track & Field Championships in the 400 Hurdles.

Thomas has coached athletes that have qualified for the Olympic Trials, USA Championships, NCAA Championships; earned All-East, All-ACC, All-CAA Honors and won CAA Track & Field Championships. He is a USATF Level One certified coach.

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