Married to a College Basketball Coach and the Madness That Goes Along With Raising a Family in This Hectic Business


Guardian of the Family

Julie Thomas is a mom, a nurse, and the wife of a former college basketball coach. She lived in the belly of the beast of college basketball for 16 years. A profession that turned her life upside down. Along with her on this crazy ride was her husband Derek and their children – Bailey, Sam, Jade, and Shane. We lived through it all together – hirings, firings, moves, winning seasons, losing seasons, and the ultimate betrayal. Let me take you on a journey to discover what family life is like for a college coach, how to survive infidelity and the hurdles of raising athletes in the world of youth sports. Julie is currently a school nurse in Las Vegas, NV.  Derek is high school PE teacher and AAU basketball coach. Bailey attends UNLV on a full basketball scholarship. Sam attends the University of Arizona on a full basketball scholarship. Jade and Shane are currently in high school.