Gibraltar will have to look for a new girls basketball coach after the school board accepted Devin Thomas' resignation during their meeting on Monday.
In his letter penned to the team's families and the school board, Thomas said it became apparent that there was a growing unrest among community members in the direction the program was going. He admits that he could contend with some of the accusations being thrown his way, but that would not be to the benefit of the team and the program. " Leading the program is a difficult task and one that I valued and was proud of. I hope that whomever the school determines is best suited to take on this task realizes how special these athletes are. They are the ones that make this program incredibly special. Building relationships with them, who are some of the best people that Gibraltar High School and its surrounding community has to offer has truly been one of the best parts of my life over the last decade," wrote Thomas. He hopes parents work with the future coach to voice their concerns directly.
Thomas went 14-10 in his first season in 2019-2020 at the helm after he replaced Josh Kropuenske. The team never was able to find its footing after being forced to play an abbreviated 2020-2021 due to pandemic protocols, going 9-45 his final three years.