John Thompson III
March 11, 1966 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|Big East Tournament championship (2007)
3× Big East regular season championships (2007, 2008, 2013)
3× Ivy League regular season championships (2001, 2002, 2004)
|Big East Coach of the Year (2013)|
Princeton 68–42 (.618)Georgetown 278–151 (.648)
John Robert Thompson III (born March 11, 1966) is the former head coach of the men's basketball team at Georgetown University. He grew up in Washington, D.C. and was named first team All-Metro by The Washington Post while playing for Gonzaga College High School in 1984. Thompson was hired on April 20, 2004 to replace Craig Esherick and was fired at the end of the 2017 season, completing 13 years as Georgetown's coach. Prior to being hired at Georgetown, Thompson was the head coach for four years at his alma mater, Princeton University.
Thompson is the son of John Thompson, Jr. (Georgetown's head coach from 1972 to 1999), and a 1988 graduate of Princeton.
This section needs to be updated.(April 2017)
Thompson's first notable win with the team took place on January 21, 2006, when unranked Georgetown upset No. 1 Duke. This was Georgetown's first win over a No. 1 ranked team in 21 years. Thompson also achieved his 100th win as a head coach a few nights later with an 85–82 win in double overtime at Notre Dame.
Head coaching record
|Princeton (Ivy League) (2000–2004)|
|2000–01||Princeton||16–11||11–3||1st||NCAA First Round|
|2001–02||Princeton||16–12||11–3||T–1st||NIT First Round|
|2003–04||Princeton||20–8||13–1||1st||NCAA First Round|
|Princeton:||68–42 (.618)||45–11 (.804)|
|Georgetown (Big East Conference) (2004–2017)|
|2005–06||Georgetown||23–10||10–6||T–4th||NCAA Sweet 16|
|2006–07||Georgetown||30–7||13–3||1st||NCAA Final Four|
|2007–08||Georgetown||28–6||15–3||1st||NCAA Round of 32|
|2008–09||Georgetown||16–15||7–11||11th||NIT First Round|
|2009–10||Georgetown||23–11||10–8||7th||NCAA Round of 64|
|2010–11||Georgetown||21–11||10–8||8th||NCAA Round of 64|
|2011–12||Georgetown||24–9||12–6||T–4th||NCAA Round of 32|
|2012–13||Georgetown||25–7||14–4||T–1st||NCAA Round of 64|
|2013–14||Georgetown||18–15||8–10||7th||NIT Second Round|
|2014–15||Georgetown||22–11||12–6||T–2nd||NCAA Round of 32|
|Georgetown:||278–151 (.653)||131–94 (.580)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- 2007 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Results
- Branch, John (2007). "Hoyas' Past Is Becoming Present",New York Times, March 23.
- Davis, Barker (2006). "Hoyas survive big scare", Washington Times, January 25.
- Graff, Garrett "Thompson discusses Georgetown's 2008 season", The Washingtonian, December 4, 2007.
- Haber, Brett (March 2012). "In the Name of the Father". Washingtonian. Washington, D.C.: Washingtonian Magazine, Inc.
- Heaps, Bailey and Olivia Scott (2007). "JT III Signs on for Six More Years", The Hoya, September 28.
- Powell, Camille (2006). "Hoyas KO the Big", Washington Post, January 22, p. E-1.
- Wise, Mike (2006). "Princeton Offense Keeps Hoyas on the Move", Washington Post, March 23, p. E-12.
- Wolff, Alexander (2008-03-18). "Cut from the Same Cloth". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2008-03-19.
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