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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. 

Coach Sadler

Mike Sadler

Head Freshman Coach

Coach Sadler is entering his second season at THS and will serve as the Head Freshmen Coach.  He is a native of Birmingham having played at and graduated from Tarrant High School in 2015.  After high school, he played collegiately at Gadsden State Community College for two years before transferring to UAB.  While at UAB, he assisted the program as a practice player and team manager.  Coach graduated in May of 2020 with a degree in Sports Communications.


Aaron Johnson

Assistant Freshman Coach

Coach AJ is a former college and professional basketball player. He played four year at UAB where he was an All-American and Player of the Year and graduated with a degree in Communications. After college he played professionally in Europe for 8 years in Italy, Finland, Romania, Poland and Latvia before retiring in 2019. After a successful professional career Coach AJ became a Graduate Assistant at UAB under Robert Ehan and Andy Kennedy, where he graduated with a master's in Communications. This is his first season as a Thompson Warrior.

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