Clarence Thomas (American football)

Clarence "Motts" Thomas (c. 1944 – February 20, 2011) was an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Bowie State University from 1974 to 1975, Morgan State University from 1978 to 1980, and at Pomona-Pitzer in Claremont, California from 1982 to 1993, compiling a career college football coaching record of 51–96–3.[1][2][3]

Clarence Thomas
Biographical details
Bornc. 1944
Died(2011-02-20)February 20, 2011
Playing career
c. 1965Morgan State
Position(s)Center, linebacker
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1972Morgan State (DL)
1973Montgomery Blair HS (MD)
1974–1975Bowie State
1976–1977Williams (assistant)
1978–1980Morgan State
1982–1993Pomona-Pitzer
Head coaching record
Overall51–96–3 (college)
Tournaments0–1 (NCAA D-II playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
MEAC Coach of the Year (1979)

Thomas played college football at Morgan State as a center and linebacker for head coach Earl Banks. He was an assistant at Morgan State in 1972 under Banks, coaching the defensive line. In 1973, Thomas was the appointed the head football coach at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland, becoming the first African-American head football coach in Montgomery County.[4]

Head coaching record

College

Year Team Overall ConferenceStanding Bowl/playoffs
Bowie State Bulldogs () (1974–1975)
1974 Bowie State 5–3–1
1975 Bowie State 9–1
Bowie State: 14–4–1
Morgan State Bears (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) (1978)
1978 Morgan State 4–6–12–3–14th
Morgan State Bears (NCAA Division II independent) (1979–1980)
1979 Morgan State 9–2L NCAA Division II First Round
1980 Morgan State 4–7
Morgan State: 17–15–12–3–1
Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens (Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1982–1993)
1982 Pomona-Pitzer 0–7
1983 Pomona-Pitzer 1–8
1984 Pomona-Pitzer 1–6–1
1985 Pomona-Pitzer 1–7
1986 Pomona-Pitzer 3–6
1987 Pomona-Pitzer 3–6
1988 Pomona-Pitzer 0–8
1989 Pomona-Pitzer 1–7
1990 Pomona-Pitzer 3–5
1991 Pomona-Pitzer 2–6
1992 Pomona-Pitzer 4–4
1993 Pomona-Pitzer 1–7
Pomona-Pitzer: 20–77–1
Total:51–96–3

References

  1. "Clarence Thomas". Bowie State Bulldogs. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  2. "Clarence Thomas". Frederick Hall of Fame. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  3. "Motts Thomas". Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  4. "Thomas to coach at Bowie State". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. June 14, 1974. p. C6. Retrieved December 27, 2018 via Newspapers.com .
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