Marshall has a new director of basketball operations.
Wheeling native Tim Thomas is the fourth West Virginia native to be hired to the basketball program since April. Head coach Donnie Jones hails from Point Pleasant and assistants Shawn Finney and Brett Nelson are from Mullens and St. Albans respectively.
Jones announced the hiring yesterday, describing Thomas as a tireless worker with great passion.
Thomas, a Wheeling Jesuit graduate, joins the Thundering Herd staff after two years as athletic director and associate men's prep basketball coach at the Patterson School in Patterson, North Carolina.
His coaching experience also includes nine years at West Virginia University Institute of Technology, where he served as head womens basketball coach, assistant men's basketball coach and interim head men's basketball coach.
Thomas also served as athletic director and associate men's coach at Laurinburg Institute in North Carolina.