On Monday, November 21, 2022, Jimmy Thomas of Littlefield, Texas, the longstanding committed athletic director and head varsity football coach for The Littlefield Independent School District, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. He had been battling a brief illness.
He departs wholly devastated and depressed, leaving behind family, close relatives, and other loved ones. Jimmy’s death shocked and saddened his dear ones. Everyone shares their condolences, tributes, and memories of him on social media.
The family and loved ones will release information about the obituary, funeral, and life celebration when appropriate. We’ll try to keep you up to date on these.
The Avalanche-Journal said that Thomas had been Littlefield’s head football coach and AD since last year at the time of his hire in February 2021.
The Littlefield Wildcats break with tradition and employ Jimmy Thomas, a former Bushland coach. After learning that he had made the finalist list for the position, Thomas said, “They’ve had a lot of tradition, and I’m going to be honest.” I feel both honoured and somewhat humbled to have been selected to head this initiative.
In June 2020, Thomas gave up his post as head football coach at Bushland and accepted a managerial position at Channing. Because there was no football at the high school, Thomas’ Friday night light hole went unfilled for 16 of his 24 years as head coach. He earlier told the A-J that it only took him a semester to realise how much he missed the competition.
Coach Thomas was such an outstanding leader for the many athletic programmes presented by the District that the student-athletes who served Littlefield ISD looked up to him as an inspirational and renowned role model.
He placed equal importance on guaranteeing the accomplishment and excellence of LISD’s athletic programmes and the moral development of the kids who participated in those programmes.
He will be sorely missed by the District’s students, his coworkers and coaches, and the rest of the Littlefield school community. He was well-liked in each of the three areas.