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.
|Died||February 20, 2011|
|c. 1965||Morgan State|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1972||Morgan State (DL)|
|1973||Montgomery Blair HS (MD)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||0–1 (NCAA D-II playoffs)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|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.
Head coaching record
|Bowie State Bulldogs () (1974–1975)|
|Morgan State Bears (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) (1978)|
|Morgan State Bears (NCAA Division II independent) (1979–1980)|
|1979||Morgan State||9–2||L NCAA Division II First Round|
|Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens (Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1982–1993)|
- "Clarence Thomas". Bowie State Bulldogs. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
- "Clarence Thomas". Frederick Hall of Fame. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
- "Motts Thomas". Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
- "Thomas to coach at Bowie State". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. June 14, 1974. p. C6. Retrieved December 27, 2018 – via Newspapers.com