John Thompson


August 31, 2020


John Thompson was the legendary former head basketball coach at Georgetown University who was the first black head coach to win the NCAA basketball championship when he led Georgetown to a win in 1984. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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To the family, I just want to express gratitude for the remarkable man that was John Thompson, he shared his time and talents with many young people in our community. He took time to visit my church many years ago. He spoke words of encouragement to a group of young people called Pathfinders. We are eternally grateful for this. May his memory and legacy be a source of encouragement and comfort to his family in their time of grief

May your soul rest in peace with our Lord in Savior Jesus christ in bless your family with prayer a Hoyas fan from new Orleans La mr Burse

To the family, many, many friends, colleagues and fans of this wonderful man Mr. John Thompson fine comfort with you during this difficult time in your lives. We hope many of the encouraging words and thoughts on this site comforts you during this difficult time also. May you find comfort in your wealth of fond memories together. May Almighty God in the Heavens comfort your hearts with peace and loving kindness as you cope with this precious loss in your lives.

God Bless The Coaches Family And Him For Standing Tall

Coach Thompson touched the lives of many young and talented athletes on the DC playgrounds. He spoke very little to us about sports but much more about preparing for the challenges and opportunities life will present. He asked us what we planned to do after finishing school or playing in the pros. We all got the benefit of his time and words of wisdom which, several decades later, I still cherish. May Coach rest in peace and may God bless and keep watch on his family.

Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal

I would like to extend my condolences and prayers to the family of Coach Thompson. I never had the pleasure of meeting Coach Thompson but he was truly an inspiration to me. I am grateful to have been influenced by him from afar. Rest up Coach.

I have been in his presence at mass many Sundays at St. Augustine Church and I found it to be quite captivating and peaceful. Because we were at church, never once did I ask and even think to get a picture with this enchanting soul. Maybe I should have after mass but I believe everyone deserves there private time to pray and reflect on the presence of God. Rest In Peace

My condolences and prayers