Donell Thomas returns for his second stint with the Wesley College men's basketball team in 2018-19 after serving as an assistant coach for the Delaware State University women's basketball program.
During his previous stint with Wesley, he was on staff during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons helping Wesley earn an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2014. He was instrumental in the development of David Langan into the CAC Player of the Year in 2014 as well as an All-American by various outlets/organizations.
Thomas previously spent a combined 12 seasons at nearby Caesar Rodney High School, including the last three as the head men’s basketball coach.
Thomas was a two-time team captain for the DSU Hornets helping lead them to two Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament Championship games.
His best season on the court occurred during Thomas’ senior year, averaging 10.2 points, 8.1 rebounds (team-best) and 1.2 blocks (team-best) per contest.
Thomas went on to play professionally for the United States Basketball League (USBL) for one season with the Long Island Surf (1998-99), in addition to one season overseas in Europe with Panathinaikos Athens (2000-01). He also had a brief stint with the world renowned Harlem Globetrotters in 2000.
A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Thomas received his bachelor’s degree from Delaware State in Recreation in 1996 with a minor in Sociology.