SHAWNEE – Two-time All-Southeastern Conference defensive back Tramain Thomas was named the new cornerbacks coach on Oklahoma Baptist’s football staff, Head Coach Chris Jensen announced.
Thomas comes to Bison Hill from the University of Louisville, where he served as a defensive quality control coach for nickelbacks and cornerbacks.
Thomas previously served two seasons coaching defensive backs as a graduate assistant at Midwestern State where he was instrumental in leading the Mustangs to a conference title in 2017, while helping the unit finish fifth nationally in red zone defense and first in the conference in scoring defense.
The Winnie, Texas, native began his coaching career as a defensive backs coach at East Chambers High School.
A four-year letter winner at Arkansas, Thomas was a standout safety for Head Coach Bobby Petrino, who served as the head coach of the Razorbacks from 2008-11.
During his four-year career, Thomas was named a Yahoo! Sports All-American in 2011 after finishing second on the team with 91 tackles and a team-best five interceptions. He was tabbed a second-team All-SEC selection in 2010 and the Most Outstanding Player in the Auto Zone Liberty Bowl.
Following his successful collegiate career, Thomas signed as an undrafted free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012. He later played one season in the Arena Football League with the Iowa Barnstormers.
Thomas earned his master’s degree in sport administration from Midwestern State in 2017 after graduating with his bachelor’s degree in criminology from Arkansas in 2013.