May 16, 2006
Valdosta -- While being inducted in to the Valdosta State Hall of Fame in February, Blazers head coach Tommy Thomas said he would be making a decision after the 2006 season about returning for another year.
That time is now, and the answer is "Yes."
The university announcing today Thomas has decided to return, and will retire after the 2007 season.
Thomas has been coaching for forty years, and has an overall record of 1,281 wins against 786 losses, giving him the winningest record in Division Two history.
The Blazers won 13 conference titles, eight regional crowns and a national championship in 1979 under Thomas's leadership.