Culver-Stockton College
Culver-Stockton College
Byron Thomas
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Assistant Coach
1st Season

Byron Thomas serves as linebacker coach, co-special teams coordinator and recruiting coordinator with the Culver-Stockton football program.

Before coming to "the Hill", Thomas spent one season as a graduate assistant at Texas A&M University under head coach Kevin Sumlin, working primarily with cornerbacks and safeties with the Aggies.

Prior to his stint at Texas A&M, Thomas spent one year as a graduate assistant at South Florida under current A&M defensive coordinator Mark Snyder following a one-year stint as an assistant coach at his alma mater, South Dakota. He also spent two seasons as a graduate assistant working with running backs at St. Cloud State (Minn.), developing a pair of all-conference running backs.

The native of Palmdale, Calif., Thomas played four seasons at South Dakota earning Defensive MVP honors as a senior in 2008 after recording 47 tackles, including a team-best 13 stops for loss, and a team-high seven sacks. For his Coyote career, he played in 46 games, netting 136 tackles and 11 sacks. He graduated in 2009 with a degree in sociology.

Thomas and Wildcat head coach Jeff Duvendeck have known each other for 10 years and has worked several summer camps together. He is single and resides in Canton.

2013 Football Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
1Nick HillSOWR6-0185Flint, MichSiena Heights University
2Octavious Bolton, Sr.SORB5-7155Milwaukee, Wis.James Madison HS
3Terrence BrooksJRWR6-2180Pinole, Calif.Los Medanos CC
4Desmond PhillipsSORB5-7195Macon, Ga.Central HS
5Tyruiq GordonJRRB5-9225Philadelphia, Pa.Globe Institute of Technology
6Shawn GainesSOLB6-1225Columbia, Mo.Rock Bridge HS
7Jake HoffmanSOQB6-3205Red Bud, Ill.Red Bud HS
8Justin FuquaFRWR5-7165Lansing, Mich.J.W. Sexton HS
9Kyle ElmoreSRQB6-2185Pawnee, Ill.Chatham Glenwood HS
10Anthony TuiteleSRDB6-0205Honolulu, HawaiiValley City HS
11Fred Moore IIIFRWR6-3190Flint, Mich.Southwestern Academy
12Jeff TreadwaySODB6-3205Columbia, Mo.Hickman HS
13Andrew WilliamsJRWR5-10170Huntington Beach, Calif.Golden West College
15Curtis WidenerSRQB6-2205Boone, IowaEllsworth CC
16Robby DirigoSODB6-0200Hillsboro, Ill.Illinois College
17Roman LewisJRDB5-11185Huntington Beach, Calif.Golden West College
18Micah HunterFRDB6-0190Riverside, Calif.Santiago, HS
19Adrian SanchezSOWR5-10185Lansing, Mich.J.W. Sexton HS
20Eli CabaccangFRWR5-8165Huntington Beach, Calif.Marina HS
22Andy SmithJRDB6-1175Defiance, Mo.Francis Howell HS
23Josh GainesJRDB6-1200Lancaster, Calif.University of South Dakota
24Harley ShoffnerJRLB6-1225Huntington Beach, Calif.Golden West College
25EJ McPikeFRDB5-10185Bowling Green, Mo.Bowling Green HS
26Shawn PayneFRDB6-0185Kenosha, Wis.Bradford HS
27Maurice ChildsSORB5-7155Waukegan, Ill.Waukegan West HS
28Shon EnochSORB5-10205Aurora, Ill.Aurora West HS
29Jerry Nash IIISODB6-0190Kenosha, Wis.Bradford HS
30Mike DavisJRDE6-1235Wayne, Mich.Wayne Memorial HS
31Ellis JohnsonFRRB5-5135Labelle, Fla.Labelle HS
32Jinsly JhonFRRB5-8160Port. St. Lucie
33Zach ConleySRFB5-10215Wentzville, Mo.Colorado State-Pueblo
34LuQuavian JonesSODB5-10180Flint, Mich.Flint Northwestern HS
35Greg ScottFRLB5-9175Lansing, Mich.JW Sexton HS
36Keresoma TialeveaFRDB5-8170Los Angeles, Calif.
38Dillon Sechehay-SmithFRDB5-9160St. Louis, Mo.Parkway North HS
39Jordan JensonFRDB5-9170Capron, Ill.North Boone HS
40Devin WilsonSODL6-0200Zephyrhills, Fla.Ellsworth CC
41Josh KingSOK/P5-9200Denton, TexasMcMurry College
42Terez LongFRDB5-7165St. Louis, Mo.Parkway North HS
43Derek ZieglerFRLB5-11200White Hall, Ill.North Greene HS
44Jack KlyzcekSOFB6-0240Monee, Ill.Providence Catholic HS
46Devin HilemanFRLB5-11200Roodhouse, Ill.North Greene HS
48Phillip StevensFRDE6-0225Bolingbrook, Ill.Bolingbrook HS
49David MarcinkoSODE6-2225Kansas City, Mo.Staley HS
50Dakota MelsonFRLS5-10240Columbia, Mo.Eastern Illinois University
51Kyle EnosJRLB5-10195Crystal Lake, Ill.Crystal Lake South HS
52Austin BeebeSOOL6-0280Aurora, Ill.Aurora West HS
53Nathaniel SamueluFROL6-0280Barrow, AlaskaNorthen State University
54Bobby NelessenJRLB6-1215Menomonee Falls, Wis.Menomonee Falls HS
55Caleb FannonSOOL6-2250O'Fallon, Mo.Fort Zumwalt West HS
56Cory DirigoFRLB5-10200Hillsboro, Ill.Hillsboro HS
57Wilson RiggSODT6-3280Quincy, Ill.Lindenwood University
62Kole FordJROL6-2320Columbia, Mo.Hickman HS
63Worthy MorganSRDL5-6260Marionville, Mo.Marionville HS
64Nick CurlettFROL6-0250St. Louis, Mo.Trinity Catholic HS
65Alex GossFROL6-0280Keokuk, IowaKeokuk HS
67Sean MitchellSROL6-4250New Berlin, Ill.New Berlin HS
68Ever TorresSOOL6-0270Houston, TexasGalena Park HS
69Alex PaceSROL6-1270Farmington, IowaHarmony HS
71Cameron StoraySODT6-0270Yucaipa, Calif.Arrowhead Christian Academy
72Reed ReynoldsSOOL6-0250Athens, Ala.Lafayette HS
73Alex SouthallFROL6-3300Kissimmee, Fla.St. Cloud HS
74Ryan HawkinsFROL6-4250Keokuk, IowaKeokuk HS
75Daniel YonaSOOL6-3275Brunswick, Ga.Brunswick HS
76David TatroeSOOL6-3315Braidwood, Ill.Reed-Custer HS
80Chris CunninghamSRTE6-4240Las Vegas, NevadaFeather River CC
82John HaarmannFRWR6-3190St. Charles, Mo.Francis Howell HS
83Brady PetryFRWR5-7160Fort Madison, IowaFort Madison HS
84Reed LunsfordSRWR5-8160St. Charles, Mo.Francis Howell Central HS
85Will KoneFRWR5-11175Lawrenceville, Ga.Berkmar HS
86Chris MastersFRWR6-3200Fenton, Mo.Fox HS
87Luke HoefsJRTE6-4225Tinley Park, Ill.Tinley Park HS
88Jalen DillardFRWR5-9160Maryland Heights, Mo.
89Cody BennettSRWR6-2200Warrenton, Mo.Warrenton HS
90Justin GentryFRDL5-7200St. Charles, Mo.
91Josh MorganFRDL6-2265St. Louis, Mo.Hazelwood East HS
92Austin AveryFRTE6-2220Warrenton, Mo.Warrenton HS
93Andy StatenSODL6-5295Dowagiac, MichFerris State University
94Mike BettsJRDE6-3240Minneapolis, Minn.Mount San Antonio CC
95Davonte KylesFRDL6-1280Auxvasse, Mo.North Callaway HS
96Ryan BroglinJRDL6-3300Rochester, Ill.College of DuPage
99Erik ZamudioJRK/P5-9220Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.Chaffey CC
Jeff Duvendeck - Head Coach - 3rd season
Andrew Strobel - Assistant Coach - 4th season
Brent Holtrop - Assistant Coach - 3rd season
Jesse Norris - Assistant Coach - 2nd season
Nathan Wilson - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Byron Thomas - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Blake Cattrell - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Shawn Henry - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Dan Boyke - Assistant Coach - 1st season