Mitch Thomas begins his third season as an assistant softball coach at Washington University in St. Louis.
While assisting head coach Leticia Pineda-Boutté the past two seasons, WashU has posted back-to-back 30-win seasons and made a pair of appearances in the NCAA Tournament. The Bears have also posted a pair of University Athletic Association (UAA) championships, earning Thomas a spot on the 2015 UAA Coaching Staff of the Year.
Thomas arrived at WashU after serving as seven seasons as head coach of St. Louis Pride 18U and volunteer coach at Timberland High School. He guided the Pride to a fifth place finish at the USFA Nationals in 2014 and a ninth place finish at the 2013 USSSA Disney World Series. From 2013-15, he had 13 of 16 players that sign letter of intents to play college softball.
Thomas attended Missouri Western State College from 1998-2000, and graduated with a hospitality studies degree from St. Louis Community College at Forest Park.
He works full-time at Citi Mortage Inc. and has three children: Katlyn (19), Brayden (10) and Aubrey (6). Katlyn is a sophomore infielder at Division II University of Missouri-St. Louis.