Blinn College football coach Keith Thomas took the reigns of the program on Jan. 6, 2014.
Thomas played tight end on Barry Switzer's 1974 and '75 national championship teams, and served as the Sooners' running backs coach under John Blake from 1997-99. Thomas was head coach at Navarro College from 1994-97 and served 13 seasons as a Texas high school football coach before coming to Blinn as a judicial officer in 2012.
Thomas described himself an offensive-minded coach who likes to spread the field.
Blinn football is one of the most storied programs in the NJCAA, with four national championships, including the first back-to-back national titles in league history in 1995 and 1996. The Buccaneers have appeared in 12 bowl games and compiled a 285-205-11 record since 1964.
Nine former players, three coaches, three College administrators and the 1972 Buccaneer team have been inducted into the NJCAA Football Hall of Fame. Additionally, 47 former Buccaneers have played in the NFL and 90 have been named NJCAA All-Americans.