In Memoriam

Clarence “Motts” Thomas (1945-2011)

Clarence “Motts” Thomas, former head football coach and former assistant professor and associate dean of students at Pomona College in Claremont, California, has died at the age of 65.

Thomas was a graduate of Morgan State University in Baltimore. He began his career as a high school football coach but later coached at Bowie State University, Williams College, and Morgan State before going to Pomona in 1982. A decade later he was named associate dean of students. After a brief stint as dean of students at St. Lawrence University, Thomas returned to Pomona as director of community and multicultural programs. He retired in 2006.