Jack Thomas

Date of Birth Monday, April 28, 1952
Place of Birth Towson, Maryland
Sport Lacrosse
Team Johns Hopkins
Position Attack
Years Played 3
Year Inducted 2016

Jack Thomas is fourth on Johns Hopkins' career lacrosse point scoring list (224) despite playing only three years.  The year he arrived at Homewood (1971) was the last season Hopkins denied freshmen from playing.  A three-sport star at Towson High, Thomas led Hopkins to three straight NCAA finals, with the Blue Jays avenging one-oal losses in 1972 and '73 by winning it all in 1974.  Thomas became a teacher like his mother and father, legendary coach William Thomas, Sr., who coached 63 All-America lacrosse players and won 14 county titles.  The younger Thomas, 64, was The Sun's Prep Athlete of thre Year in 1970, and was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1989.  He coached at Centennial and Wilde Lake, winning four straight soccer titleds, during a 40 year teaching career.