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Brian ThomasBrian Thomas

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School: Madison Graduation Year: 1989

Year Inducted: 2015

Sports Played: Football, Wrestling, Baseball

High School Honors: 3-year Baseball Letterman, 1st team All-PIL soph., junior & senior; All-State, senior; 2nd team, junior. Co-captain. State/Metro All-Star, senior; Oregon Gatorade Player of the Year, senior. 2-year Football Letterman, co-captain. PIL Scholar Athlete, senior and Multnomah Athletic Scholar Athlete, junior.

Post High School Career: Texas A&M University, 4-year baseball, All-American outfielder, senior; MVP, SWC Champions, ranked 2nd in nation (53-11), senior. 13 hitting records. Texas A&M Hall of Fame, 2011. SWC Academic All-American Award, senior. Drafted, Texas Rangers — Port Charlotte, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Lifetime pro batting average, .272. Coached youth teams 2001-2009; Mgr for Ben E. Keith Beverages.


I am truly humbled by being inducted in to the PIL Hall of Fame. My time at Madison was some of the best years of my life, filled with many great memories. I was blessed to play with great athletes for teammates and competitors at Madison. Their hard work, competitive spirits and desire to win brought out the best in me! I am proud to continue to call them my friends, as well!

I was blessed to have so many great men as coaches during my years at Madison. Greg Shewbert, Jeff Erdman, Larry Keck, Dave Peake, and Dave Gasser were some of the best coaches around at the time. Their continued dedication to coaching has impacted so many young men throughout Portland and beyond. Their leadership on the field and in school helped influence the man I am today. They always set high standards and expectations, which I worked to live up to. I want to thank them for their guidance and continued support throughout my high school years and beyond. I am very proud to be part of the Madison High School family!

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