John Thompson III

John Thompson III (born March 11, 1966)

Teams coached: Princeton TigersGeorgetown Hoyas
Princeton record: 68-42 (.618)
Georgetown record: 278-151 (.648)
Overall record: 346-193 (.642)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2004-2017 Georgetown
2000-2004 Princeton
1995-2000 Princeton (asst)

John Thompson III Facts

  • John Robert Thompson III
  • Born March 11, 1966
  • Hometown: Washington, D.C.
  • Alma Mater: Princeton University (BS, 1988)
  • Father is long-time Georgetown head coach – and 1984 National Champion – John Thompson
  • Played at Princeton for four seasons under Hall of Fame head coach Pete Carril, whom he later worked under for one season as an assistant coach with the Tigers
  • Also spent four seasons as an assistant to Bill Carmody before taking over the Princeton program as head coach in 2000
    • Won 68 games in four seasons as Princeton head coach, leading the Tigers to two NCAA Tournaments and one NIT
  • Became the head coach at Georgetown, where his father was head coach for 27 years, in 2004
    • Led the Hoyas to the program’s fifth Final Four in 2007, just his third season at the helm
    • Went 278-151 overall and went to eight NCAA Tournaments and three NITs in 13 seasons
    • Fired from Georgetown in March 2017 after two straight losing seasons
  • Along with his wife, Monica, has three children

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