Marko Thomas steps away as GCC football coach

Thomas said he resigned to spend more time with his family

Thu Jan 05, 2023 - 8:40PM

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Marko Thomas spent two seasons as head coach at Greensburg Central Catholic. (Photo by Thomas spent two seasons as head coach at Greensburg Central Catholic. (Photo by

Last Updated: Sat Jan 07, 2023 - 12:52AM

After two seasons at the helm of Greensburg Central Catholic football, Marko Thomas stepped down as head coach earlier this week. Thomas cited family reasons for the decision to resign.

During his tenure with the Centurions, Thomas enjoyed significant regular season success. This past campaign, GCC went a perfect 6-0 in conference play, capturing the Class 1A Eastern Conference title. Seeded third in the Class 1A bracket, GCC was upset by No. 14 Rochester in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs, as the Rams stunned the Centurions 36-15 at Hempfield Area High School. As a result, GCC concluded the season with a mark of 8-3.

In Thomas’ first year at the helm of the program, the Centurions went 4-3 in conference play, qualifying for the postseason. With several key players ineligible and just days after the tragic deaths of two assistant coaches, the Centurions fell to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart 28-8, finishing the campaign at 6-5.

Prior to taking the position at Greensburg Central Catholic, Thomas served as the head coach at Connellsville Area for four seasons. Before Connellsville Area, Thomas was an assistant at Franklin Regional, where he was the QB coach, and Yough, where he served as an offensive coordinator. His other assistant coaching roles came at his alma mater, Penn-Trafford, as well as Hempfield Area.

A 1999 graduate of Penn-Trafford, Thomas played collegiately at Geneva College. A four-year letterwinner as a receiver with the Warriors, Thomas was inducted into the Penn-Trafford Football Hall of Fame in 2017.