September 23, 2020 | 2:45 PM AST
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — Governor Albert Bryan Jr., on Wednesday issued the following statement extending condolences to the family and friends of Virgin Islands sports icon, Eugene “Genix” Thomas:
“To call Eugene “Genix” Thomas a sports icon in our Virgin Islands, is to tell of just one of his many significant contributions to our community. Genix was more than an accomplished baseball and softball coach. He was a mentor whose dedication and commitment to Virgin Islands youth opened doors that would otherwise be closed if not for his tutelage. He was a formidable coach who helped to mold many of St. Croix’s most accomplished athletes. More importantly, he was a mentor who guided those young men and women to success through hard work and discipline.
“I extend my heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and all in the Frederiksted and greater Virgin Islands community who mourns his loss.”