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Former Wildcat, Derrick Thomas, named head football coach at Dunbar

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Dunbar has a new head football coach. Former Kentucky linebacker, Derrick Thomas, has been named the interim head coach of the Bulldogs with the assumption that he will be retained as the top man after the upcoming season. Thomas bounced around assistant coaching jobs in Lexington high schools for the past five seasons, but never received a head coaching offer. Eventually, he dropped to the middle school level so that he could get a shot at being the head man.

However, after former Dunbar coach, Bob Lawson, retired unexpectedly, administrators were looking to fill the vacancy quickly and agreed on Thomas because of his knowledge of football and his familiarity with the student-athletes. He had previously served as a guidance counselor at the school for eight years.

In addition to starting for the Wildcats during the early 90s, Thomas was an All-State linebacker for Bryan Station in 1986. He’s got a difficult task ahead of him, but we wish Coach Thomas the best of luck in his new position.

Article written by Matthew Hays

13 Comments for Former Wildcat, Derrick Thomas, named head football coach at Dunbar



  1. Chad
    8:16 pm June 2, 2011 Permalink

    You know that picture isn’t coach Thomas right?



  2. Fort Worth Cats Fan
    8:17 pm June 2, 2011 Permalink

    I know Derrick Thomas. That man in the pic is no Derrick Thomas.



  3. Fort Worth Cats Fan
    8:22 pm June 2, 2011 Permalink

    None of the homies from out Winburn, especially 0n Costigan Drive, would ever confuse that Olin Mills photo stand-in model for Coach Thomas….



  4. ukchampion
    8:30 pm June 2, 2011 Permalink

    what an enthralling piece of news… who gives a crap is this a Lexington high school sports blog now?



  5. SexnNursinHomes
    9:02 pm June 2, 2011 Permalink

    looks a little old to be going to Dunbar’s prom



  6. Fred
    9:17 pm June 2, 2011 Permalink

    Don’t forget cisco Bryant as the assistant coach who also played here at Kentucky great coach and player



  7. Fred
    9:18 pm June 2, 2011 Permalink

    Don’t forget Cisco Bryant who isthe defensive cordnator who also played here at Kentucky great coach and player



  8. Misunderstood
    9:24 pm June 2, 2011 Permalink

    I thought Derrick Thomas was dead?



  9. JCJ
    9:30 pm June 2, 2011 Permalink

    Photo is of Bob Lawson, the former Dunbar Coach who retired.



  10. Blue Virus
    9:56 pm June 2, 2011 Permalink

    Epic blog post fail.



  11. Tony Radden
    10:40 pm June 2, 2011 Permalink

    Go Bulldogs



  12. Chad
    11:59 pm June 2, 2011 Permalink

    Well this is about 7 years over do for coach Thomas. Great coach and an even better man.



  13. TonyDelk00
    8:22 am June 3, 2011 Permalink

    7. I played under Coach Cisco Bryant and really liked him. I didn’t know he was back with the program…good for him!