Coaches

Glenn Thomas
Quarterbacks Coach

Biography

Glenn Thomas enters his third season as quarterbacks coach and seventh season with the Falcons. In his first four seasons, Thomas served as the team’s offensive assistant. During his tenure in Atlanta the Falcons offense has seen its most production over a six-year span in franchise history, and quarterback Matt Ryan has soared to new levels each season.

In 2013, Thomas guided Ryan through a season that saw a number of his key weapons go down with injury. Despite key offensive players missing several games, Ryan continued to cement himself as the best quarterback in franchise history under Thomas. Ryan surpassed his previous franchise highs in passing attempts (651) and completions (439), which he set in 2012 (615, att., 422 comp.). Ryan started all 16 games and in addition to setting new records in attempts and completions, he added 4,515 passing yards and 26 touchdowns. His 4,515 passing yards marked the third time in his career he surpassed 4,000 passing yards and also moved him to first place on the team’s all-time passing yardage list (23,192), supplanting Steve Bartkowski.

Thomas’ work with the quarterbacks in 2012 led to one of the most productive offensive seasons in Falcons history, and helped QB Matt Ryan reach his second Pro Bowl. Ryan set career and franchise single-season highs in passing yards (4,719), touchdown passes (32) and completion percentage (68.6) while starting all 16 games. Atlanta’s offense ranked seventh in passing (292.0 ypg) in the NFL and sixth in scoring offense (26.2 ppg) in the NFL.

Atlanta’s offense cemented itself as one of the most efficient units in the NFL in 2010, ranking third in time of possession (32:15) and third in third down conversion (46.7 pct.). The offense propelled Atlanta to its second playoff berth in three seasons and their first NFC South Division title since 2004.

In 2009, Thomas witnessed WR Roddy White tally his third consecutive 1,000-yard receiving campaign (1,153 yards) while earning Pro Bowl honors for the second consecutive year.

In his first season, the offense finished the season ranked second in the NFL in rushing offense (152.7 yards per game) and ranked sixth in total offense (361.2 yards per game). The offense had three players earn postseason awards, including QB Matt Ryan earning Associated Press and Sporting News Rookie of the Year.

From 2001-07, Thomas spent his coaching tenure at Midwestern State. As a graduate assistant coaching wide receivers (2001-04), the Mustangs won the Lone Star North Division Championship in his first season. Thomas oversaw the school’s passing game and quarterbacks in the 2004 campaign, and helped guide MSU to its first NCAA playoff appearance in school history while recording an 8-3 record.

Thomas transformed Midwestern State’s offense into a powerhouse while serving as Offensive Coordinator from 2005-07. In 2007, his offense led the entire NCAA in total offense (550.0 yards per game) and rushing yards per game (317.0).

Thomas found time to work with the Baltimore Ravens in-between seasons at Midwestern State. He was responsible for working with wide receivers (2002-03, ’05) and also helped out with Baltimore’s quarterbacks. It was also in Baltimore where he was introduced to current Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith. The two also worked together during Smith’s tenure with the Jacksonville Jaguars for one season (2004).

Following his graduation from Texas Tech, Thomas began his coaching career as a student assistant at his alma mater from 1998-2001.

A native of Eastland, Texas, Thomas was an all-district selection in football, basketball and baseball at Eastland High. Thomas and his wife, Felicia, have two sons, Hayden and Dylan.

Glenn Thomas enters his third season as quarterbacks coach and seventh season with the Falcons. In his first four seasons, Thomas served as the team’s offensive assistant. During his tenure in Atlanta the Falcons offense has seen its most production over a six-year span in franchise history, and quarterback Matt Ryan has soared to new levels each season.

In 2013, Thomas guided Ryan through a season that saw a number of his key weapons go down with injury. Despite key offensive players missing several games, Ryan continued to cement himself as the best quarterback in franchise history under Thomas. Ryan surpassed his previous franchise highs in passing attempts (651) and completions (439), which he set in 2012 (615, att., 422 comp.). Ryan started all 16 games and in addition to setting new records in attempts and completions, he added 4,515 passing yards and 26 touchdowns. His 4,515 passing yards marked the third time in his career he surpassed 4,000 passing yards and also moved him to first place on the team’s all-time passing yardage list (23,192), supplanting Steve Bartkowski.

Thomas’ work with the quarterbacks in 2012 led to one of the most productive offensive seasons in Falcons history, and helped QB Matt Ryan reach his second Pro Bowl. Ryan set career and franchise single-season highs in passing yards (4,719), touchdown passes (32) and completion percentage (68.6) while starting all 16 games. Atlanta’s offense ranked seventh in passing (292.0 ypg) in the NFL and sixth in scoring offense (26.2 ppg) in the NFL.

Atlanta’s offense cemented itself as one of the most efficient units in the NFL in 2010, ranking third in time of possession (32:15) and third in third down conversion (46.7 pct.). The offense propelled Atlanta to its second playoff berth in three seasons and their first NFC South Division title since 2004.

In 2009, Thomas witnessed WR Roddy White tally his third consecutive 1,000-yard receiving campaign (1,153 yards) while earning Pro Bowl honors for the second consecutive year.

In his first season, the offense finished the season ranked second in the NFL in rushing offense (152.7 yards per game) and ranked sixth in total offense (361.2 yards per game). The offense had three players earn postseason awards, including QB Matt Ryan earning Associated Press and Sporting News Rookie of the Year.

From 2001-07, Thomas spent his coaching tenure at Midwestern State. As a graduate assistant coaching wide receivers (2001-04), the Mustangs won the Lone Star North Division Championship in his first season. Thomas oversaw the school’s passing game and quarterbacks in the 2004 campaign, and helped guide MSU to its first NCAA playoff appearance in school history while recording an 8-3 record.

Thomas transformed Midwestern State’s offense into a powerhouse while serving as Offensive Coordinator from 2005-07. In 2007, his offense led the entire NCAA in total offense (550.0 yards per game) and rushing yards per game (317.0).

Thomas found time to work with the Baltimore Ravens in-between seasons at Midwestern State. He was responsible for working with wide receivers (2002-03, ’05) and also helped out with Baltimore’s quarterbacks. It was also in Baltimore where he was introduced to current Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith. The two also worked together during Smith’s tenure with the Jacksonville Jaguars for one season (2004).

Following his graduation from Texas Tech, Thomas began his coaching career as a student assistant at his alma mater from 1998-2001.

A native of Eastland, Texas, Thomas was an all-district selection in football, basketball and baseball at Eastland High. Thomas and his wife, Felicia, have two sons, Hayden and Dylan.

 

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