Coach John Thompson III
April 25, 2007
The National Association of Basketball Coaches has named Coach John Thompson III 2007 National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Coach of the Year. Thompson, in his third year at Georgetown, followed a sweet 16 appearance in 2006 with a BIG EAST regular season Championship, a BIG EAST Tournament Championship and an NCAA East Regional Championship. The return to the Final Four was Georgetown's 1st since 1985 when Hall of Fame Coach John Thompson Jr. mentored the Hoyas. Georgetown compiled a 30-7 record for the 2007 season and was 19-2 in their last 21 games.
Named the 2007 National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Coach of the Year
Named the 2006 winner of the Fritz Pollard Award as the Black Coaches Association's Male Coach of the Year
Finalist for the Naismith Coach of the Year Award all three years at Georgetown
Defeated 9 top 25 teams over his tenure at Georgetown
Amassed a record of 70-27 at GU
Has a record of 138-71 in his seven years as a head coach
Has won four league championships and reached the postseason six times in his first seven years as a head coach
Coached four All-Americans, four league Players of the Year, and three league Rookies of the Year
Led Princeton to the 2001 Ivy League title and the NCAA tournament in his first season as a head coach
In five seasons as an assistant coach at Princeton, won three Ivy League championships and made five consecutive postseason appearances
Helped coach Princeton to a Top 10 national ranking in 1997-98 and Top 25 rankings in back-to-back years
As a player, ranks third on Princeton's all-time assist list with 358
While a captain at Princeton earned the B.F. Bunn MVP Award Trophy for his contribution to Princeton basketball
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