Coach Delaunay Thomas

What’s your hometown?
Inglewood, California

What college did you play at?
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

Where did you graduate?
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

Any awards Hs, college, professional?
MVP, player of the game

What was your major?
Psychology and Brain Science

What’s an interesting fact about you?
I enjoy learning especially about the body

What is a quote that you live by?
“Everything happens for a reason, it’s all in God’s plan”

Who do you look up to?
My parents

Why did you choose to give back to children through coaching?
I want them to have a good mentor that will help mold them into great people. I use my experience to educate them and try to avoid making the mistakes I did. I am who I am today because of basketball and my experiences. It has helped me teach a lot of valuable traits like trust, responsibility, camaraderie, listening/following directions, communication, and many more.

What do you love about mentoring children?
I love watching them develop their skills, how excited they get when playing, and their willingness to learn.