FAIRFIELD — Steve Thomas is set to take the Fairfield High School girls soccer head coach position, pending school board approval Feb. 4.
“Coach Thomas is one of the most well-known and respected high school coaches in Southwest Ohio,” Fairfield athletic director Aaron Blankenship said. “As a bonus, Coach Thomas is a Fairfield resident and his children attended Fairfield City Schools.
“As I walked him around the high school, I realized that he is still well-known as ‘Ben’s dad’ as his son Ben was one of the most decorated boys soccer players to ever play for Fairfield (Class of 2006),” Blankenship added.
“Coach Thomas has had a very successful coaching career, most notably serving as the head coach for the Wyoming boys soccer program and recently transitioning to coaching girls soccer,” Blankenship continued.
During his 13 years at Wyoming, Thomas compiled 160 wins, three league titles, four district championships, and reached the regional finals once.
Thomas won eight Coach of the Year Awards, one being the OHSAA Division II Boys Soccer Coach of the Year (2014) and another being the OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award (2017).
“We were blessed to have two Fairfield Soccer alums serve on the interview committee, and they were very impressed with his commitment to caring for his players beyond the game,” Blankenship said. “I’m excited to have such an experienced coach and one that fits very well into the culture that we are building within our Athletic Department.”
Thomas most recently served as an assistant coach for the girls soccer program at Badin.
Fairfield finished 6-5 overall and 5-4 in the Greater Miami Conference this past season. The Indians beat Western Brown before falling to Mason in the postseason.