Nathaniel Thomas III
Nathaniel Thomas III was born in Florence, S.C. He is the youngest of 4 siblings. He loves volunteering in this community and helping out wherever and whenever he can. He comes from a rough background which consisted of the Department of Juvenile Justice, Alternative School, Florence County Jail, and Turbeville Correctional Facility but did not let that stop him. After graduating from West Florence High School, he went on to enroll at Morris College where he played basketball, cross country, baseball, and track. He became a member of Omega Psi Psi Fraternity Inc through the Epsilon Lambda Chapter in 2010. After graduating, he became a member of Chi Iota Chapter and with the guidance and leadership mentality of the brothers he instantly became a leader himself. He started out assisting with youth league basketball then later became one of the most known, passionate, and energetic coaches for 10 years in the FYBL. He went on to coach high school basketball and is currently going on his second year as Wilson High School's Head JV Basketball Coach. After playing 4 years of semi-pro basketball here in Florence S.C. He became the Head Coach of the semi-pro team The Florence Wildcats where they finished 13-1 and claimed the title of regular season champs and he went on to win "Coach of the Year" and was voted Head Coach for the All-Star Game in the ECBL League. He is an educator for Florence School District One. He was a classroom assistant last year and this school year is his first-year teaching (5th Grade) at Savannah Grove Elementary School where he just recently won the title of "Teacher of the Month". He also is a board member for Pee Dee Speech and Hearing Center here in Florence S.C. His motto is "Progress is impossible without change, and those who can't change their minds can't change anything"!
South Florence Assistant Coach 2002-2006
Southside middle Assistant Coach 2013-2015
Florence Wildcats Coach 2016 - Present
Florence SC native graduate of Wilson high school class of 2003. Played college soccer and basketball at Boston baptist college 2003-2004 after losing father in 2007 to cancer he was a ta at Lester elementary school in a special need class and also coached one of the after-school basketball teams. In the early part of 2009 piedmont international university contacted him about finishing his college degree and also becoming an assistant coach on the mens basketball team. Was a coach in the mens program from 2009-2015 and was apart of the schools 2nd ever division championship in the NCAA south region and apart of the 7th ranked team in the nation of the nccaa division 2. He returned home after the Season and started working with special needs adults with Florence county from 2015-2021. Helped coach basketball at Florence Christian from 2016-2018 during that time. Reached out to become the asst coach for the wildcats in the fall of 2019 and was honored to be named the head coach of the team for the Covid shortened 2020 season winning the 1st and only game played that year. Became asst coach for the 2021 and was part of a great 13-1 season and was apart of the ecbl All star coaching staff with his fellow coaches with the wildcats. In august of 2021 coach took a new job as a assistant in a special Ed class at sneed middle school and also is the assistant basketball coach for the sneed middle school boys team. He will finish becoming state certified as a teacher in august of 2022. Looking forward to another great season with the Wildcats.