Jim Thomas
Jim  Thomas

Hometown:
Bangor, Wales

Position:
Head Coach

08/08/2017

Bronco Soccer Preseason Update: Week 1

Already one week into preseason, the Broncos are preparing for their first intrasquad scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Boise State intramural turf field

06/15/2017

Soccer Schedule Presents Stiff Challenge

Boise State will play 10 home matches in 2017

03/29/2017

Soccer Hosts Busy Weekend

Five matches will played this weekend at Boas Soccer Complex, all are free to attend

02/01/2017

Bronco Soccer Signs Accomplished Class

11/01/2016

MW Tournament Opens Tuesday

No. 6 Boise State plays No. 3 San Diego State in the quarterfinals

05/03/2017

Soccer Visits Basque Center

In one week, Boise State women's soccer will be on its way across the world. Last month, the team was able to get a world away right in Downtown Boise, thanks to an educational visit to the Basque Block.

01/10/2017

7-A-Side Registration Open

Registration is open for Boise State's 7-A-Side event (Feb. 25-26)

10/27/2016

Taylor Selected to U-20 World Cup

Boise State junior midfielder Sarah Taylor will represent Canada at the 2016 U-20 Women's World Cup next month in Papua New Guinea, the country's governing body for soccer announced Thursday (Oct. 27).

08/19/2016

Bronco Soccer is Going to Spain

Boise State women's soccer will be adventuring to Barcelona and San Sebastian Spain in 2017. This trip will serve as a once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity to train with world-class soccer clubs, explore a new culture and provide service opportunities with those less fortunate.

12/18/2015

Brooke Heidemann: All-Region

Boise State women's soccer senior Brooke Heidemann was named to the NSCAA All-Pacific Region Second Team. The award is yet another milestone for Heidemann who becomes the first all-region honoree in program history.

10/18/2015

Soccer vs Air Force (Oct. 18)

Boise State women's soccer defeated Air Force 2-1, Oct. 18, on Senior Day at Boas Soccer Complex.

09/02/2015

Soccer vs Washington State (Aug. 30, 2015)q

Boise State women's soccer hosted Washington State Aug. 30, 2015, in the home opener for the Broncos.

08/12/2015

Boise State Soccer Vs. Volleyball Softball Game

On August 12, 2015, the Boise State soccer and volleyball teams took a break from training and played a friendly game of softball at Dona Larsen Park. Photo by Boise State Sports Information Department.

10/24/2014

Boise State vs Nevada

Boise State women's soccer hosted Nevada Oct. 24, 2014.

Jim Thomas is in his fifth year at the helm of Boise State women's soccer. Thomas took over the Bronco program Dec. 13, 2012, after spending five years as an assistant at Washington.

In his first season Thomas led Boise State to a 13-7-3 overall record and the most conference wins (six) in the history of the program, marching all the way to the championship match at the Mountain West Tournament. The team earned its first 13-win season since 2009, and marked the third season the team finished with more than 10 wins.

In 2013, the Broncos led the conference in goals with 33 in 23 games, as well as goals against average (0.78). With their attacking style of play and solid defense, Boise State went undefeated against Pac-12 schools in 2013, for the first time in program history.

The Broncos returned to the conference tournament in 2014 after stringing together four consecutive shutout victories to end the regular season, including an upset victory at San Diego State. The wins propelled the team to sixth place, clinching the final tournament berth on the final day of the regular season.

Boise State and then-freshman goalkeeper Janelle Flores posted a shutout streak of 433:42, spanning the final six games of the year. The strong finish helped Thomas and the Broncos finish with a 9-9-3 record.

Brooke Heidemann finished her career in 2015 as the third player in Mountain West history to make the all-league first team each of her four seasons. Heidemann also became the first Bronco to be named all-region, when she was honored by the NSCAA.

The 2016 season saw Thomas lead one of the best in-season turnarounds in the country. The Broncos went 5-3-3 in Mountain West play to make the conference tournament. The record-setting conference season came on the heels of a 1-7-1 nonconference mark, with all seven losses coming by one goal. Boise State posted five shutouts in Mountain West play, en route to a school-record eight league results. Freshman Raimee Sherle led the team in every offensive category as she garnered Mountain West Newcomer of the Year and All-MW First Team honors. Flores became the first goalkeeper in Boise State history to be named first-team all-conference.

Under Thomas, the Broncos have garnered eight all-conference selections, three all-tournament honors and 30 conference all-academic awards.

Prior to Boise State, Thomas helped Washington to a 50-28-11 record since 2008, turning the program around after the Huskies went 12-43-5 during the three years prior to his arrival. During his five seasons in Seattle, Washington made four NCAA Tournament appearances including a run to the Elite Eight in 2010. Thomas' duties with the program included the coordination of recruiting some of the nation's elite youth talent as well as leading on-field training sessions.

Thomas has seen success at various levels in the soccer arena, spending time as head coach at the community college, high school and club levels. Over the past decade, he has spent time with both the Crossfire Premier Soccer Club and the Northwest Nationals Premier Soccer Club, garnering four State Championships.

Prior to joining the staff at Washington, Thomas headed the men's team at Edmonds (Wash.) Community College from 2005-07 and served as head coach of Seattle's Roosevelt High School boys' varsity team from 2000-05.

Thomas hails from Bangor, Wales and graduated from Glamorgan University where he was a member of the college team which advanced to the sweet 16 of the National Cup. He was a starting forward for three seasons, two of them as the team's top scorer.



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