Frank Thompson (coach)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Frank Thompson
Frank Martin Thompson.png
Thompson pictured in The Agromeck 1909, North Carolina A&M yearbook
Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1886-04-21)April 21, 1886
Raleigh, North Carolina
Died September 13, 1918(1918-09-13) (aged 32)
Saint-Mihiel, France
Playing career
1905–1908 North Carolina A&M
1906–1908 North Carolina A&M
Position(s) Fullback (football)
Catcher (baseball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1911–1913 Wake Forest
1908–1911 North Carolina A&M
1913–1914 Wake Forest
Head coaching record
Overall 5–19 (football)

Frank Martin Thompson (April 21, 1886 – September 13, 1918) was an American football and baseball player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Wake Forest University from 1911 to 1913, compiling a record of 5–19. Thompson was also the head baseball coach at North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts—now North Carolina State University—from 1908 to 1911 and at Wake Forest from 1913 to 1914. A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Thompson graduated from North Carolina A&M in 1909. He played on the school's varsity football team from 1905 to 1908 and the varsity baseball team from 1906 to 1908.[1] Martin served as a lieutenant in 15th Machine Gun Battalion during World War I. He was killed in action on September 13, 1918 at the Battle of Saint-Mihiel.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Wake Forest Baptists (Independent) (1911–1913)
1911 Wake Forest 3–5
1912 Wake Forest 2–6
1913 Wake Forest 0–8
Wake Forest: 5–19
Total: 5–19


  1. ^ "The Agromeck". 7. Senior Class of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. 1909: 52. Retrieved December 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Agromeck". 17. Senior Class of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. 1919: 18. Retrieved December 27, 2013. 

External links[edit]