Christi Thomas is an honor graduate of Buford High School, where she scored 2174 points during her high school playing career. Christi led the Lady Wolves to a State Runner-Up finish in 1999. She was named Ms. Georgia Basketball in her senior season at Buford (2000). Also during her high school career, Christi won an AAU National Championship with the GA Magic in the summer of 1999, in Dallas, TX.
Following high school, Christi attended the University of Georgia where she eventually became SEC Freshman of the Year, 3-time All-SEC Performer (2001-2004), Wade Trophy Nominee (2004), and the 12th overall pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft. While at UGA, Christi was a member of the Under 20 USA National Team. While playing for the USA she won a gold medal and was also an all-tournament team award winner. She graduated with a Bachelors in Housing and Consumer Economics.
Christi went on to play seven seasons in the WNBA (Sparks, Lynx, and Sky). In addition to playing WNBA, she also played abroad for nine years (Spain, Russia, Latvia, Israel, Italy, and Turkey). While playing in Israel, Christi completed her Masters Degree in Criminal Justice.
Following her playing career, Christi spent three years coaching and training the next generation of athletes. In 2015, she was inducted into the Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame. She has coached with Perimeter Christian Schools and Cambridge Feeder program. As a member of the Northview High School coaching staff, Christi received community coach of the year honors (2015-2016). Christi was a member of the Flowery Branch High School Girls’ Basketball staff, which made back-to-back final four appearances (2016-17, 2017-18). She currently serves as Assistant Coach for Cherokee Bluff High School and Skill Development Coach at Blue Collar Basketball.
Christi Thomas is a course director for PGC.
Christi lives in Atlanta, GA with her favorite furry friend, Abel. You can usually find her inside a gym or a classroom.
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- Director, PGC Basketball*, 2017-Present
- Assistant Coach, Cherokee Bluff High School*, 2019-Present
- Skill Development Coach, Blue Collar Basketball*, 2017- Present
- Coach, BCB Travel Basketball*, 2019- Present
- Assistant Coach, Flowery Branch High School, 2016-2018
- Center/Forward, WNBA, 2004-2010
- Center/ Forward, FIBA, 2005-2015
- High School State Runner-Up (1998-99)
- #12 UGA All-Time Scoring
- #7 UGA All- Time Rebounding
- SEC Tournament Championship (2001)
- 2 time SEC Player of the Week
- 4-NCAA Tournament Appearances (2000-04)
- Freshman All-American (2001)
- SEC Community Service Team (2003, 2004)
- SEC Academic Honor Roll (2004)
- All-American (2004)
- #12 Overall WNBA Draft Pick (2004)
Honors and Awards
- Miss Georgia Basketball (2000)
- SEC Freshman of the Year (2000-01)
- All-SEC Performer (2000-2004)
- Under 20 USA Team Member (2003)
- Under 20 World Championship Gold Medal Winner
- 2003 Under 20 World Championships All-Tournament Team (2003)
- Wade Trophy Nominee (2004)
- WNBA Goodworks Team (2005)
- Buford High School Hall of Fame (2010)
- Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame (2015)
- Northview Community Coach of the Year (2016)