Joshua Thomas begins his first season as the Head Men’s basketball coach at Santa Monica College. Coach Thomas begins his 9th season of coaching at the California Community College level. In addition to coaching, Thomas is a Full-Time Kinesiology/Athletics Instructor, and also oversees the Athletic Coaching Certificate Program at Santa Monica College.
Thomas spent three seasons as the Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach at Cerritos College from 2014-2017. Thomas served as the defensive coordinator, played an active role in recruiting, and assisted with on-floor coaching. Also, Thomas taught classes as an Adjunct PE and Health Instructor for three years at Cerritos College.
Prior to joining the Cerritos College staff, Thomas spent five years (2009-2014) as the Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach and Adjunct Instructor in Kinesiology at Riverside City College. During his time at Riverside City College, Thomas played a pivotal role in recruiting, on-floor coaching, fundraising and daily operations. Additionally, Thomas was an English Supplemental Instructor for four years (2010-2014) at Riverside City College.
Prior to working at Riverside City College, Thomas was an Account Executive with the NBA D-League Idaho Stampede Basketball Team (2008-2009) and a Team Manager for the UC Riverside Men’s Basketball Team (2007-2008).
Thomas earned his Associate Degree from Riverside City College and graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Thomas also completed his Masters of Science Degree in Kinesiology at California Baptist University.
Thomas enjoys spending his free time with his family. Thomas and his wife, Yenee, have a son – Joshua Jr.