Addendum to former M players coaching - A-Train edition

Submitted by James Burrill Angell on April 26th, 2012 at 10:17 AM
An addendum to a post from earlier in the month about former Michigan players now coaching http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/subject-former-m-players-coaching Anthony "A-Train" Thomas is now the special teams coach at West Virginia Wesleyan http://wesleyanbobcats.com/sports/fball/coaches/thomas Hey Ty Wheatley got his start at Ohio Northern and two years later was at Syracuse. Everyone has to start somewhere.

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JeepinBen

April 26th, 2012 at 10:25 AM ^

He came up in the section on "disappointing" Michigan NFLers after his Rookie of the Year campaign and subsequent injuries, but here's a little known story about him from 2002:

http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20021015&slug=thomas15

He pulled over on the side of the road and saved someone from a burning car. He didn't tell anyone, Terrell did, calling him a hero. He's a good guy, glad to see him get his coaching start.

Brown Bear

April 26th, 2012 at 11:37 AM ^

I remember when that happened. Awesome.

Being a Bears fan I was so pumped when we drafted Terrell AND A-Train.  That first season for them was a great one for A-Train and the Bears and I had high hopes for those two to only be sadly dissappointed.  We will always have that one great season though. 

Best of luck Anthony in your new career!

Wolverine0056

April 26th, 2012 at 11:29 AM ^

That would be tough to fill out. There are too many good players for some positions to go with just one. Offensive line and running back come to mind where we would have multiple guys that would be awesome coaching those positions. It would be pretty cool though if one day the whole coaching staff was made up of former players.

Perkis-Size Me

April 26th, 2012 at 11:14 AM ^

I knew it didn't make any sense when I first read it, considering he's not a Michigan guy (although he was a Purdue guy), but when I first read this title I thought it was referring to Mike Alstott.