North Mason selects Thomas as new football head coach

North Mason has a new football head coach and it should be a household name for Bulldog fans.

Rob Thomas, head coach for baseball and bowling at Belfair College, adds head football coach to his responsibilities. He replaces Thomas Mosby, who resigned after two seasons as program leader.

“I can’t even put into words how excited I am to lead the Bulldogs,” said Thomas. “We’ve got all the pieces, now it’s time to put it together. I’m just overwhelmed with excitement and ready to get to work.”

Thomas, North Mason’s fourth head coach since 2017, began coaching football at North Mason in 2014 after spending 20 years in the Navy. Over the past eight seasons, the 43-year-old’s duties have included running backs coach, special teams coach, defensive coordinator and assistant head coach. He currently works as a food service director for North Mason School District.

“I look forward to continuing and adding to the established traditions,” said Thomas. “We will work hard to develop a physical football team that is dominant on both sides of the scrimmage, has a dynamically balanced attack and a solid aggressive defense.”

North Mason’s athletic director Lexi Hadfield said the school is excited about the opportunity to promote Thomas.

“Rob is an ideal and qualified candidate and can make the transition from assistant head coach to head coach,” said Hadfield. “We felt Coach Thomas has the experience, passion, vision and skills needed to drive the program forward.”

Mosby replaced Frank Hepler Jr. as North Mason’s head coach in 2020, but never got the chance to coach a full season with the Bulldogs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. North Mason went 2-2 during a shortened season in the spring of 2021 and struggled to a 1-6 record this fall. The Bulldogs were unable to play in Week 1 or 2 due to a high number of positive test cases.

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