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Northwestern State has a new head coach in Jay Thomas, but Thomas is no stranger to the Demons or the Southland Conference. Thomas had been defensive coordinator at Northwestern for two years, but told the media at the conference media kickoff that he left, not because of being unhappy, but because he had made a promise to a good friend that he would join him if the friend got the head job at Missouri Southern. After one successful season there, Thomas, who also spent 14 seasons at Nicholls State, six of those as head coach, says he is happy to be back in Louisiana, back in the Southland Conference and back with those he missed at Northwestern.

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