W. Allen Thomas, Jr.
Middleboro High School ’63 Member of football, basketball and spring track teams. Outstanding scholar-athlete, active member of his class
Springfield College BS American Studies Cum Laude ‘67
Tufts University M.Ed ‘68
Boston University CAGS Education ‘81
Parish Hill School, Chaplin, CN Social Studies teacher, Basketball Coach and initiated and coached the soccer program; Chelmsford Public Schools (’72-09) Parker and McCarthy Middle Schools Social Studies teacher, CHS Social Studies teacher, Student Council Advisor, Mock Trial Team, International Relations Club, Model UN, Department Head, First Varsity Swim Coach (Boys & Girls) highly successful program: Many collegiate swimmers, All Americans, Olympic Trial qualifiers, Boston Globe Swimming and Diving Coach of the Year (2), Lowell Sun & MVC Coach of the Year numerous times, Member of the Eastern Massachusetts Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Hall of Fame, Dean of Hawthorne House, CHS Principal. Continued the legacy of excellence, not only in academics, but also in all aspects of the extra-curricular life of the school. Chelmsford Swim & Tennis Club manager & swim coach
Chelmsford Rotary Club past president; All Saints Church member of the Vestry, Lay Reader/Lector; Town of Chelmsford town meeting representative and member of the School Committee; Eagle Scout.
Noted for ending announcements or speeches with, “Make it a great day, or not, the choice is yours”.
"Al Thomas was THE champion for Chelmsford High School. He led with the belief that this was a great school and anyone he came in contact with, student, staff, or vistor believed that. Through his conviction, CHS was truly a great place to learn, teach, compete or perform". CHS Teach/Coach Rob Russo