Von Thomas Athletics, Student Affairs
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
Alma Mater: Concordia University, Nebraska
Von Thomas is in his first season as an assistant football coach in 2017. Thomas returned to his alma mater as Multicultural Program Specialist and Assistant Director of Student Life. He coaches running backs on Patrick Daberkow's staff.
Thomas enjoyed a record-setting career on the gridiron. The Miami, Fla., native piled up program career records of 7,260 total yards of offense and 65 total touchdowns while starting at quarterback in each of his final three seasons. He also left Concordia with school single-season records for touchdown passes (21), total offense (2,508), completions (197), passing attempts (334) and completion percentage (59.0). He owns additional career program standards for passing touchdowns (49), completions (510), pass attempts and rushing yards by a quarterback (1,598).
Thomas led the 2013 team to a 6-0 start and No. 14 national ranking. That year's squad finished with a 7-4 overall record.
Von and his wife Daisha live in Seward. Daisha works at Concordia as an admission counselor.