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Basketball Coaching Staff

Men's Basketball

Coach Black

Donald Black

Head Men's Basketball Coach

Coach Black is entering his second season at THS after spending the past six seasons on staff as the Director of Basketball Operations at UAB.  Coach Black has extensive college coaching experience having served on staffs at Penn State University, Navy, and East Stroudsburg University.  He joined the coaching profession after his playing career ended at Penn State.  Coach Black earned a bachelors degree from Penn State as well as a masters degree from UAB.  He and his wife (Amy) live in Birmingham.

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Jesse Wukasch

Assistant Varsity Coach

Jesse Wukasch enters his third season at Thompson High School after serving the previous ten at various NCAA division I, II, & III college levels.  Originally from Memphis, TN, coaching has taken him all over the country with coaching stops at Fairmont State University, Wheeling Jesuit University, Bethany College (WV), University of Southern Mississippi, University of New Orleans, and University of Memphis.  Prior to launching his coaching career, Coach Wukasch played college basketball at Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi.  He and his wife (Jessica) live in Alabaster and have two daughters (Lily and Lydia).


Kevin McGhee

Head JV Coach/ Assistant Varsity Coach

Kevin McGhee was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He played at and graduated from Holy Family High School in 2004. Coach McGhee has bee coaching for over fourteen (14) years, he began as an Assistant Coach at Holy Family Catholic High School in 2008. He served as Assistant Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach at Holy Family Catholic High School in 2018. He has extensive coaching experience on the AAU circuit, which includes the development of players going on to play at Alabama, Middle Tennessee, Samford, UAB, and Lawson State. 

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