John Thompson III

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
John Thompson III
JTIII campout.jpg
John Thompson III outside McDonough Gymnasium on March 26, 2007, following his return to the Georgetown University campus after defeating North Carolina to reach the 2007 Final Four.
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1966-03-11) March 11, 1966 (age 51)
Boston, Massachusetts
Playing career
1984–1988 Princeton
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1995–2000 Princeton (asst.)
2000–2004 Princeton
2004–2017 Georgetown
Head coaching record
Overall 346–193 (.642)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Big East Tournament championship (2007)
Big East regular season championships (2007, 2008, 2013)
Ivy League regular season championships (2001, 2002, 2004)
Awards
Big East Coach of the Year (2013)
Records

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.

Coaching career[edit]

Princeton[edit]

Thompson is the son of John Thompson, Jr. (Georgetown's head coach from 1972 to 1999), and a 1988 graduate of Princeton.

Georgetown[edit]

Thompson immediately introduced the Princeton offense at Georgetown, a style of play that he learned from coach Pete Carril at Princeton.

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.

Thompson talks with a referee in a 2006 game

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
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
2002–03 Princeton 16–11 10–4 3rd
2003–04 Princeton 20–8 13–1 1st NCAA First Round
Princeton: 68–42 (.618) 45–11 (.804)
Georgetown (Big East Conference) (2004–2017)
2004–05 Georgetown 19–13 8–8 T–7th NIT Quarterfinals
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
2015–16 Georgetown 15–18 7–11 8th
2016–17 Georgetown 14–18 5–13 9th
Georgetown: 278–151 (.653) 131–94 (.580)
Total: 346–193 (.641)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

External links[edit]