Coach Highlights: Checking in with Coach Thomas


Coach Thomas, math teacher and head football coach at Musselman High School.

Chloe Womble, Sports Journalist

We are officially halfway through the 2021 high school football season.  The Musselman Applemen are currently 1-3 after  finishing their fourth game and a week long break. Before the Friday night lights hit, we decided to take a closer look at the team.

The Cider Press sports section got the opportunity to interview Coach Thomas, the varsity football head coach. We asked questions about the current 2021 season.

Q: How is the season so far?

A(Thomas): We are currently 1-3, but we have 6 games to go.

The Musselman football team during this season.


Q: What is the goal for this season?

A(Thomas): The goal is to improve every week and have a winning record.


Q: Who are stand out players so far this season?

A(Thomas): Seniors Kobe Hayeslette, Jaiden Bunny, and Jacob Miller. Juniors Bayden Hartman and Ray Adames. Freshman Zavier Pollard.


Q: What time are you looking forward to play?

A(Thomas): I always look forward to Hedgesville because are a rival.


Q:What challenges have you faced this season?

A (Thomas): It’s my ninth year of being head coach and I haven’t seen this many injuries.

The upcoming game for the Musselman football team will be Oct. 1st against Morgantown.