Tuesday, June 28, 2011

DU Adds Matt Thomas To Hockey Coaching Staff

Matt Thomas
The University of Denver will add Matt Thomas to the coaching staff in August as the volunteer assistant coach for the 2011-12 hockey season.  Matty is the older brother of former DU hockey captain Andrew Thomas ('08).

Matt was a four year player at the Naval Academy (2001-'05) and co-captain his Senior season. For the past two seasons Matty was an assistant coach for the Navy hockey program while he was stationed in Washington DC at the Navy's Military Sealift Command.  Prior to that he spent four years serving his country attaining the rank of Lieutenant stationed on the USS Monterey and the USS Elrod in the Persian Gulf.

Matty's father Larry was a long-time WCHA referee and younger brother Andy currently plays professionally for the AHL Albany Devils. Andy was a member of the 2005 University of Denver National Championship team.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Families don't get any better than the Thomas family.

Glad to have Matt aboard.

Anonymous said...

Does he know any goalies?

Imaws Kcup said...

great news. glad to see the Thomas' back in a Pio uniform (so to speak)

dggoddard said...

Happy Birthday wishes to Matt are in order. He's 28 years old today (June 28th).

Aluuum said...

As an ex Air Force officer I can officially attest to the fact that all naval officers are chicken shit. our boys better get used to six A.M. drills. It would have been better if Matt had gone to the Air Force Acadamy rather then Annopolis.

dggoddard said...

Aluuum,

I'll introduce you to Matt the next time I'm around campus and you can pass your concerns about the Navy's lack of discipline to him personally. :-)

Aluuum said...

Not lack of--too much!!

dggoddard said...

There's no such thing as "too much displine."

CO14ers said...

As a former Army infantry officer, I laugh at all Wing Nuts and Goat F-ers. :)

Actually, it's great to have Matt aboard!

Anonymous said...

I think it's great how Gwozdecky brings in these volunteer guys for a few years. Not only gives them a role in a top tier NCAA program, but also these guys have been tremendous contruibutors to the DU program each year. If George needs volunteer beer tasters for each home game....where do I send my resume ?

du78 said...

Great to have a Thomas in the fold again!!

mexico said...

@ du78 8:09

that's what she said