4 Facts About John Thompson III


John Robert Thompson III is the former head coach of the men's basketball team at Georgetown University.

Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States.

Basketball is a sport, generally played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court.


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.

Gonzaga College High School is a Jesuit high school for boys located in Washington, D.C. It is named in honor of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, an Italian saint from the 16th century.

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States.


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.

Craig Robert Esherick is an American academic, lawyer, and former basketball coach who is currently an assistant professor of sport management for George Mason University and color commentator for college basketball games.


Prior to being hired at Georgetown, Thompson was the head coach for four years at his alma mater, Princeton University.

Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States.

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