Glenn Thomas is in his second season serving as Baylor’s co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
In Thomas’ first season at Baylor in 2017, he tutored freshman quarterback Charlie Brewer to Big 12 Co-Freshman Offensive Player of the Year honors. It was just the second such award in program history.
Thomas, who spent the previous two seasons as Rhule's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Temple University, brings to Waco seven years of NFL coaching experience and 11 years of coaching in the state of Texas.
In two years at TU, one as quarterbacks coach and the second as offensive coordinator, Thomas helped the Owls win 20 games and capture the 2016 American Athletic Conference title. Under Thomas' direction in 2016, the offensive production increased 46.9 yards per contest (from 366.7 to 413.6) and 2.6 points per game (from 29.8 to 32.4). In his first season at Temple, Thomas mentored junior QB P.J. Walker as he threw for 3,295 yards and 22 touchdowns on 230-of-395 passing. In two seasons working with Walker, Thomas helped the signal caller become Temple's all-time leader in pass attempts (1,410), completions (803), passing yards (10,273), TD passes (72) and total offense (11,100).
Prior to his arrival at Temple, Thomas spent seven seasons in the NFL. He was the Atlanta Falcons quarterbacks coach for three seasons after four seasons as an offensive assistant. During his tenure in Atlanta, the Falcons offense was its most productive in franchise history, and quarterback Matt Ryan soared to new levels each season.
During the three seasons when Thomas guided Ryan, the former first round pick out of Boston College threw for more than 4,500 and 26 touchdowns in each season, earning Pro Bowl honors in 2013 and 2015. Ryan cemented himself as the best quarterback in franchise history, supplanting Steve Bartkowski with 28,166 career passing yards and 181 touchdowns. It was under Thomas, however, that Ryan set career and franchise single-season highs in passing yards (4,719), touchdown passes (32) and completion percentage (68.6) in 2012.
Aside from his work with Ryan, while Thomas was in Atlanta the offense featured perennial All-Pros Roddy White and Julio Jones at wide receiver, Michael Turner at running back, and Tony Gonzalez, arguably the best tight end to play in the NFL.
From 2001-07, Thomas spent his coaching tenure at Midwestern State. As a graduate assistant coaching wide receivers from 2001-04, the Mustangs won the Lone Star North Division Championship in his first season. Thomas oversaw the school's passing game and quarterbacks in the 2004 campaign and helped guide MSU to its first NCAA playoff appearance in school history while recording an 8-3 record.
Thomas transformed Midwestern State's offense into a powerhouse while serving as offensive coordinator from 2005-07. In 2007, his offense led the entire NCAA in total offense (550.0 yards per game) and rushing yards per game (317.0).
Thomas found time to work with the Baltimore Ravens between seasons at Midwestern State. He was responsible for working with wide receivers (2002-03, '05) and helped with Baltimore's quarterbacks. It was also in Baltimore where he was introduced to Falcons head coach Mike Smith. The two worked together during Smith's tenure with the Jacksonville Jaguars for one season (2004).
Following his graduation from Texas Tech, Thomas began his coaching career as a student assistant at his alma mater from 1998-2001.
A native of Eastland, Texas, Thomas and his wife, Felicia, have two sons, Hayden and Dylan.