Roger Thomas (American football coach)

Roger Thomas (born August 19, 1947) is a former American college athletics administrator and American football coach. He was the athletic director at the University of Mary from 2008 to 2017. Thomas was previously the head football coach at Sioux Falls College—now known as the University of Sioux Falls—from 1976 to 1977 and at the University of North Dakota from 1986 to 1998. He was also the athletic director at North Dakota from 1999 to 2005. Subsequently, he served as the commissioner of the NCAA Division II's North Central Conference (NCC) from 2005 until the conference's demise in 2008.

Roger Thomas
Biographical details
Born (1947-08-19) August 19, 1947
Chicago, Illinois
Playing career
c. 1967Augustana (SD)
Position(s)Running back, quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1969–1975Augustana (SD) (assistant)
1976–1977Sioux Falls
1978–1979North Dakota (OC)
1980–1982Cal State Fullerton (AHC/OC)
1983Minnesota (offensive backfield)
1984–1985Toronto Argonauts (offensive backfield / receivers)
1986–1998North Dakota
1973Augustana (SD)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1999–2005North Dakota
2005–2008NCC (commissioner)
Head coaching record
Overall91–60–2 (football)
6–18 (baseball)
4–4 (NCAA D-II playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
NCC (1993–1995)

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall ConferenceStanding Bowl/playoffs
Sioux Falls Braves (Tri-State Conference) (1976–1977)
1976 Sioux Falls 1–5
1977 Sioux Falls 0–6
Sioux Falls: 1–11
North Dakota Fighting Sioux (North Central Conference) (1986–1998)
1986 North Dakota 2–92–79th
1987 North Dakota 6–45–4T–4th
1988 North Dakota 7–45–4T–4th
1989 North Dakota 3–7–12–6–19th
1990 North Dakota 7–37–22nd
1991 North Dakota 7–26–2T–2nd
1992 North Dakota 6–4–16–2–12nd
1993 North Dakota 10–37–2T–1stL NCAA Division II Semifinal
1994 North Dakota 10–37–2T–1stL NCAA Division II Semifinal
1995 North Dakota 9–28–11stL NCAA Division II First Round
1996 North Dakota 7–36–3T–2nd
1997 North Dakota 8–27–2T–2nd
1998 North Dakota 8–37–23rdL NCAA Division II First Round
North Dakota: 90–49–275–39–2
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