Physical Education courses at St. Thomas High School strive to offer a broad spectrum of activities in order that the student may find a degree of success, which will in turn motivate him toward a lifetime of physical well-being.
The curriculum is divided into two categories: Team sports, used to emphasize the concepts of social interaction and unity; and sports for life, including weight training and conditioning, to encourage life-long habits of regular physical activity.
Two semesters of PE courses are required for graduation and can be taken at any time. Most often at least one semester of PE is taken during the Freshman year.
One semester of Health is needed and typically it is taken as a Freshmen class.
Nathan Labus (B.S., University of Houston) has coached at St. Thomas since 1998. He is the Dean of the Physical Education Department and teaches Physical Education and Health. Nathan is also the head coach of Cross Country and Track & Field.
Rich McGuire (B.S., Emporia State University; M.Ed., University of Illinois; J.D., University of Illinois) has coached at St. Thomas since 2012. He teaches Physical Education and is the Head Football Coach.
Raymond Davis (B.S., Central Methodist University; M.Ed., Lamar University) has been a faculty member and coach at St. Thomas since 2017. He teaches Physical Education and Health. He is the 1st Assistant and Defensive Coordinator for Football and Head Golf Coach. Additionally, he has been the bookstore coordinator since 2021.