Flint Hill School has replaced one state-championship head football coach with another.
Jason Thomas has been announced as the Oakton private schools new head coach, replacing Tom Verbanic, who stepped down in November after leading the Huskies to back-to-back consecutive 11-0 Division I state championship seasons. He coached Flint Hill for seven seasons and 57 wins.
Thomas coached Burr and Burton Academy in Vermont to a 10-1 Division II state private-school title in Vermont this past fall. He also led the team from Manchester to a state crown and 11-0 mark in 2015, leading the squad to a 79-31 record and eight playoff appearances since taking over as head coach in 2008, going 47-5 starting in the 2014 season.
Prior to taking the job at Burr and Burton Academy, Thomas had coaching stops at the University of New Hampshire, University of Buffalo, Middlebury College and Randolph-Macon College in Virginia.
Prior to coaching at Flint Hill, Verbanic won two state football championships at public-school Westfield. He has 234 career victories
Verbanic remains at Flint Hill as the head baseball coach, teacher and assistant athletic director.