John Thompson

Career Record:596–239 (.714)
  • 1972 - 1999
  • Georgetown University
  • 596–239 (.714)

John Robert Thompson, Jr. is an American former college basketball coach for the Georgetown Hoyas. He is now a professional radio and TV sports commentator. In 1984, he became the first African-American head coach to win a major collegiate championship, capturing the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship when Georgetown, led by Patrick Ewing, defeated the University of Houston 84–75.

  • NCAA champion (1984)
  • Henry Iba Award (1982)
  • NABC Coach of the Year (1985)
  • UPI Coach of the Year (1987)
  • 3× Big East Coach of the Year (1980, 1987, 1992)

first African-American head coach to win a major collegiate championship

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