Steve Thomas is in his first year in the newly-created position of Director of Student-Athlete Development. His responsibilities will include promoting an environment that supports the well-being and personal development of men’s basketball student-athletes. His duties will also include the coordination of recruiting efforts for the entire staff.
He comes to Virginia Tech following two seasons as a graduate assistant at the University of Oregon. In Eugene, his responsibilities included practice and game preparation, student-athlete management, recruiting updates, branding and marketing efforts, travel organization and player academics.
Before joining the Ducks, he spent five years as the event and program director with US Junior Nationals Inc., one of the nation’s largest grass roots basketball event organizations. Also during that time, he also served a special projects consultant with Nike Global Basketball Sports Marketing.
He is a 2006 graduate of Rowan University in New Jersey with a degree in advertising and communications and earned a master’s degree from the University of Oregon in educational leadership in 2014.
Thomas married Desiree DiJosie in August 2013.