Corey Thomaston enters his sixth season as the LeTourneau University head women's basketball coach.
Thomaston was honored by his peers following the 2012-13 season by being named ASC East Division Coach of the Year. That reason was evident as he took his YellowJackets and guided them to a 13-12 record, their first winning season since 2001-02, and guided to a tie for fourth place in the ASC East, also their highest finish in well over a decade.
During his tenture at LeTourneau, Thomaston has placed five members on the All-ASC East Division squads, as well as four members on the All-ASC East team. He also coached last season's Newcomer of the Year in Sharday Cotton.
Previously, he has served as an assistant coach for the NCAA Division I Radford University women's basketball program from 2002-07. He was a key component in helping turn the Radford program around and reaching the Big South Championship game for the first time in 11 seasons.
Thomaston assumed many different roles at Radford working under head coach Jeri Porter. He began as a recruiting director who worked with the guards and continued to add more duties. He assisted with the introduction of Jeri Porter's 'Next Level' basketball camp and began to reestablish Radford's alumni base. In 2005-06, he started to work with the post players and he has had three different players earn All-Conference recognition and a Defensive Player of the Year honor. His post players have continually ranked in the top five in the conference in most key statistics.
In addition to his on-court coaching expertise, Thomaston has also shown a strong ability to recruit excellent players. His first three recruiting classes at RU produced five members of the Big South Conference All-Freshman Team, including the 2005 Freshman of the Year.
Before coaching at Radford, Thomaston served as an assistant coach at the University of North Alabama for two years under Porter.
Thomaston graduated from UNA in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and then continued his education earning a Master of Arts degree in Health and Physical Education from UNA in 2002.
Thomaston teaches in the Kinesiology department. He and his wife, Bevin, reside in Longview with their 6-year old son, Cooper and their, soon to be, two year old daughter, Ellie.