Greg Thompson (American football)

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Greg Thompson
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1950-11-25) November 25, 1950 (age 66)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1982–1995 Morris Brown
2004–2005 Stillman (Interim AD)
2007 Stillman (Interim AD)
Head coaching record
Overall 66–105–4

Greg Thompson (born November 25, 1950) is a former American football coach that served as head coach of the Morris Brown Wolverines from 1981–1995 and for the Stillman College Tigers from 2006–2008. Thompson also served as athletic director at Morris Brown from 1982–1995 and as interim athletic director at Stillman from October 2004 to June 2005 and again from January through July 2007.[1][2][3]

In November 1981, Thompson was named interim head coach for the final game of the season following the suspension of Lambert Reed for striking a player with an ax handle.[4] Following the firing of Reed, Thompson was named the full-time head coach, and served in that capacity at Morris Brown from 1981–1995 and compiled an overall record of 50–89–4.[1] After being fired from Morris Brown in December 1995, Thompson was hired as offensive coordinator at Clark Atlanta University (CAU) by Willie Hunter.[1] At CAU, Thompson served as the offensive coordinator under Hunter through the 1998 season when he was moved to tight ends coach for the 1999 season.[5] He was subsequently moved back to the offensive coordinator season midway through the 1999 season following the resignation of Elmer Mixon as head coach.[5]

Thompson then returned to Morris Brown where he served as offensive coordinator from 2001–2002 under head coach Sol Brannan. Morris Brown subsequently fired Thompson in January 2003 in an effort to save money after the college lost its accreditation.[6]

In 2004, Theophilus Danzy hired Thompson to serve as offensive coordinator at Stillman. In February 2006 he was named head coach after Danzy was resigned elsewhere in the athletic department.[7] He was fired after the 2008 season and compiled an overall record of 16–16 during his tenure.[8]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Morris Brown Wolverines (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1981–1995)
1981 Morris Brown 0–1
1982 Morris Brown 7–4
1983 Morris Brown 5–4–1
1984 Morris Brown 5–4–1
1985 Morris Brown 5–5
1986 Morris Brown 2–7–1
1987 Morris Brown 2–8–1
1988 Morris Brown 2–8
1989 Morris Brown 3–7
1990 Morris Brown 4–6
1991 Morris Brown 4–6
1992 Morris Brown 4–6
1993 Morris Brown 4–6
1994 Morris Brown 2–8
1995 Morris Brown 1–9
Morris Brown: 50–89–4
Stillman Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (2006–2008)
2006 Stillman 6–4 T–4th
2007 Stillman 7–4 T–5th
2008 Stillman 3–8 8th
Stillman: 16–16
Total: 66–105–4
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Reese, Earnest (March 14, 1995). "Morris Brown finds new football coach". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. p. 5B. 
  2. ^ "Stillman picks interim AD, begins search". The Tuscaloosa News. October 21, 2004. p. C1. Retrieved September 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ Deas, Tommy (July 3, 2007). "Stillman names fifth new AD in three years". The Tuscaloosa News. Retrieved September 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Accused coach is axed". Observer-Reporter. Associated Press. November 7, 1981. p. B7. Retrieved September 28, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Reese, Earnest (September 29, 1999). "CAU coach quits after starting 0–4". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. p. 6D. 
  6. ^ Reese, Earnest (January 15, 2003). "College's crisis cuts top coach, assistants". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. p. 1C. 
  7. ^ Deas, Tommy (February 16, 2006). "Thompson to head Tigers' football". The Tuscaloosa News. p. C1. Retrieved September 28, 2011. 
  8. ^ Deas, Tommy (November 19, 2008). "Just not enough". The Tuscaloosa News. Retrieved September 28, 2011.