Ballard Fall Sports Preview: Football Head coach Thomas is ready to usher in a new era for the Beavers’ football team
By Chris Foster, Intern
Head coach Joey Thomas is ready to usher in a new era for the Beavers’ football team. After winning only three games in as many years, the Beavers are looking to benefit from Thomas’ experience as a defensive back in the NFL.
Thomas brings with him the winning attitude, hard work, and attention to detail that is necessary to be successful in football.
Along with Thomas is a fairly young coaching staff and a roster comprised of mostly-returning players. In particular, the offensive and defensive lines look to be the strength of the Beavers. However, Thomas stressed the importance of the team as a collective unit.
“As a team, everyone achieves more,” he said. “We’re a family”.
The Beavers are looking for that same feeling off the field.
“We promise to put a product out there that the community can be proud of,” Thomas stated. “We’ll play our hearts out all four quarters, but we need community support”.
Come support the team as the Beavers open the season Friday, September 2 at Sammamish. Their first home game will be September 9 vs. Franklin, at Memorial Stadium.
For more information about Ballard athletics, check out the booster club’s site at www.ballardathletics.org.