Flower Mound High School boys basketball coach Henry Thomas received his 500th career basketball win with the team’s victory over Plano West High School on February 3.
It is a night Coach Thomas will remember long after the final buzzer.
“When I retired from Lewisville, it didn’t seem important, but after returning, this was a goal that I really wanted to accomplish,” Coach Thomas said. “The players at Flower Mound seemed to want it just as much or more than I did, so this has made it quite special.”
FMHS Principal Sonya Lail shared in the excitement saying, “This is a huge honor for Coach Thomas. The Flower Mound community is incredibly proud of tremendous accomplishment.”
Thomas began his career in 1982, as an assistant coach for varsity football, basketball and track in Mirando City, Texas. In 1987, he accepted the varsity girls coaching position in Calvet, Texas where the girls made the playoffs his first season. After his first season, Thomas was named the varsity boys basketball coach at Calvert.
During his tenure, he led the boys varsity team to 11 consecutive District Championships. The team won 69 straight district games, seven area championships, advanced seven times to the regional tournament and qualified for the state tournament twice.
Thomas moved to Denton High School in 2001 where he led the Broncos to the playoffs in 2004. The next year, Thomas moved to Lewisville ISD where he led the Fighting Farmers to the playoffs four out of six years. Coach Thomas became the interim basketball coach at FMHS in 2011.