Thomas to Broadcast CyberRays Games on Local TV Package
April 19, 2001
BERKELEY - A familiar face to California women's soccer fans will roam the sidelines for the WUSA's Bay Area CyberRays during its inaugural season. Golden Bear assistant coach Jennifer Thomas was announced today as one of three members of the CyberRays local television team this season.
'This league is like a dream come true for all of us,' said Thomas. 'Unfortunately for me, it's a little late, but I'm just happy to be involved. This is the culmination of pretty much everything I've worked for.'
Thomas, who has been tabbed the sideline reporter, will be joined by veteran radio sportscaster Hal Ramey (play-by-play) and analyst John Doyle, a former San Jose Earthquakes and U.S. national team defender.
The trio make their debut in the CyberRays April 29 home opener against the Boston Breakers at Spartan Stadium. The home opener is the first of a 15-game package of local telecasts on Fox Sports Net Bay Area and KICU Channel 36.
Thomas, who starred as a defender at Cal from 1982-85, is in her third season as an assistant coach at her alma mater. She has an 'A' coaching license and previously began the girls' soccer program at Incline (Nev.) High School, as well as founded her own soccer camps in the Lake Tahoe basin.