Remove Coach Thomas as the head coach and athletic director of CHOCTAW High School
Those who have signed this petition seek to remove Coach Thomas from his position as head coach and athletic director of Choctaw High School (CHS). Throughout his career at Choctaw, the football program has suffered tremendous losses including the overall win/loss record, community support, loss of potential athletes, as well as diminished morale among players.
His record since becoming head coach is 74-60, with the most recent demoralizing loss to Fort Walton. Recruiters have little interest in our program due to the number of losses suffered by our team and this, in turn, impacts the ability of our student athletes to be given the appropriate scholarships and football opportunities they have worked so hard for. To further detriment, Coach Thomas relays to the student athletes the likelihood of their athletic career continuing beyond high school is dismal. Current and potential student athletes are walking away from our football program instead of running to embrace it as they have in the past; too many talented student athletes have either chosen to attend and/or transfer to other schools such as Niceville or Fort Walton who have more successful football programs.
As the athletic director, his lack of oversight has negatively impacted numerous other programs.
Principal Heck, it is time to resurrect this football program to the fierce competitors we once were and to once again foster a culture of winning, of confidence, and accountability among these young men.