Richard Thomas


Richard is from New Orleans, Louisiana, by way of Renton, Washington.  He has been coaching for Local Hoops since 2016, and before that he coached for Renton Select for a year.  He attended Warren Easton High School in New Orleans, where he was a four-year varsity player.


Richard studied business at the University of New Orleans, where he discovered his favorite food:  southern fried chicken with red beans and rice, Monday’s signature dish in NOLA. 


Richard and his wife, Erika, have two girls, Payton and Dallas.  He loves to cook and barbeque and is a connoisseur of and fashion music (favorite musician: Jay Z). His favorite quote is from Emmerson:


“Do Not Go Where The Path May Lead, Go Instead Where There Is No Path And Leave A Trail….“