Charlie Thames – Coach
Charlie Thames was born and raised in Humble, Tx and was a 4 year letterman in baseball and 3 year letterman in football where he graduated in 1997. He followed his brother, Ronnie Thames and cousin Damon Thames, to play at San Jacinto JC after high school. At San Jacinto, Charlie was awarded All-Conference honors going 10-1 on the mound and hitting .355 while playing first base his sophomore season. He helped San Jacinto earn back to back trips to the Junior College World Series and earned National Runners-Up both 1998 and 1999.
After San Jacinto, Charlie then transferred to the University of Texas and helped the Longhorns get back to the College World Series. While at UT, Charlie was selected First Team All-American, First Team Big XII, Big XII New Comer of the Year, and voted Houston Area College Player of the Year in 2000. Charlie completed the year with a 4-2 record, 2.22 ERA, 19 saves (Single Season Record), in 42 appearances (Single Season Record). After his junior season at Texas, Charlie was selected in the 4th round in the 2000 MLB’s Amateur Draft by the Anaheim Angles. He played three seasons in the minors with his last one being in Double AA Little Rock, Arkansas in 2002.
Since then Charlie has been a high school teacher and coach for the last 11 years coaching football and baseball. He spent 10 years in the Houston area and this past year at Dripping Springs High School. He has been a part of 6 District Championships, has coached 4 district MVP’s, and has never missed the playoffs in 11 years. Before moving to Wimberley, Charlie was the head coach at Goose Creek Memorial for 2 years with a combined record of 45-19. In 2014, GCM recorded their highest win total (25) and deepest playoff run (Regional QF) in school history while winning a district championship and Charlie receiving Coach of the Year honors for the district.
Charlie now resides in Wimberley with his SPECTACULAR wife Lacy of 14 years and their beautiful girls Emily (10), Cameron (7), and Kara (6).