Ursinus named its baseball field in honor of Brian Thomas on Saturday, April 28 between games of a doubleheader with Gettysburg College.
The Bears lost the first game but won the inaugural game on the newly named Thomas Field, taking the back end of the doubleheader 8-2.
The field was named in appreciation for his many years of service, his winning record on the baseball field and his mentoring countless players.Thomas, who is retiring after 43 years in coaching, has spent 23 years at Ursinus College. He is well-known throughout the area as one of its finest teachers of baseball fundamentals and motivators of young people. He was Athletic Director at Ursinus College from 2000-2010.
He led Ursinus to post-season play in 12 of the last 15 seasons, including three Centennial Conference Championships. His 400 wins in make him the baseball coach with the most wins in the history of the College and his 211-131 record in Conference play ranks him second all-time.