Humboldt football coach Thomas steps down

HUMBOLDT — Greg Thomas has resigned his position as head football coach at Humboldt.

Thomas, who also serves as the school’s athletic director, led the Wildcats on the gridiron for 17 seasons.

In 2006, Humboldt captured the Class 3A state football crown with a 27-9 victory over Clear Lake, finishing the year 12-1.

The decision allows Thomas the opportunity to spend more time watching his son, Drew, a current member of the University of Iowa football team, along with his daughter, Madison, who is playing soccer for Wartburg College, compete in athletics.

Thomas went won 79 games with Humboldt and 123 in his coaching career.

Humboldt is expected to return starting quarterback Joey Busse, leading rusher Tyler Vitzthum and top receiver Jamison Heinz next year along with leaders on defense such as Sawyer Savery, Justin Jones, Owen Terwilliger, Timmy Larson and Matt Miller.