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Luke Thompson is in his sixth season with the Georgetown program, coaching the linebackers and serving as the special teams coordinator.
On the Hilltop, Thompson has helped to develop a talented linebacking corps during the last five seasons. Thompson served as the position coach for Hoyas' all-time leading tackler and two-time captain Nick Parrish, who set the school record in 2010. He also developed Patrick O'Donnell and Paul Sant'Ambrogio who were productive mainstays on the defense during their four-year careers. He coached 2008 graduate Stephen Smith, a captain who was the recipient of the prestigious No. 35 jersey. His work with the special teams group has been highlighted by the play of current kicker Brett Weiss, a preaseason All-Patriot League selection by Phil Steele, as well as return men Jeremy Moore and Zack Wilke. Thompson also coached Eric Bjonerud, who was responsible for all extra points and field goals in 2006-07, and Jose Pablo-Buerba, a walk-on in 2008 who handled most of the kicking duties.
Thompson came to Georgetown after two years at Harvard, where he coached the team's outside linebackers. He helped guide Harvard to a perfect season in 2004, as the Crimson went 10-0 and won the Ivy League title. The Crimson held its last six opponents to 14 points or fewer, allowed just one touchdown in its last three games, shut out two opponents, and allowed an average of just 13.4 points per game.
Thompson spent two seasons (2002, 2003) as an assistant at Division III Amherst College, where he oversaw the inside linebackers and served as the team's video coordinator. Amherst's defense posted four shutouts during the 2003 season.
Prior to his time at Amherst, Thompson spent two seasons (1999, 2000) as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Holy Cross. He began his coaching career in 1998 as the offensive line and tight ends coach at Bowdoin College.
Thompson was a two-year letterwinner in football at Division II Assumption College and graduated in 1998 with a degree in foreign affairs/economics.
Thompson and his wife, Kristin, live in Alexandria, Va. They have one daughter, Madelyn, and one son, Luke.