John Thompson (American football)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

John Thompson
Sport(s)Football
Current position
TitleDefensive coordinator
Linebackers coach
TeamArkansas State
ConferenceSun Belt
Biographical details
Born(1955-10-16) October 16, 1955 (age 58)
El Paso, Texas
Playing career
1970sCentral Arkansas
Position(s)Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982
1983–1986
1987
1988–1989
1990–1991
1992–1998
1999
2000–2001
2002
2003–2004
2005
2007
2008–2011
2012–2013
2012
2013
Arkansas (GA)
Northwestern State (DC)
Alabama (LB)
Northwestern State (DC)
Louisiana Tech (DC)
Southern Miss (DC)
Memphis (DC)
Arkansas (DC)
Florida (DC/MLB)
East Carolina
South Carolina (co-DC/ILB)
Ole Miss (DC)
Georgia State (AHC/DC/ILB)
Arkansas State (DC/LB)
Arkansas State (interim HC)
Arkansas State (interim HC)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2006Central Arkansas
Head coaching record
Overall5–20
Bowls2–0
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
 
Jump to: navigation, search
John Thompson
Sport(s)Football
Current position
TitleDefensive coordinator
Linebackers coach
TeamArkansas State
ConferenceSun Belt
Biographical details
Born(1955-10-16) October 16, 1955 (age 58)
El Paso, Texas
Playing career
1970sCentral Arkansas
Position(s)Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982
1983–1986
1987
1988–1989
1990–1991
1992–1998
1999
2000–2001
2002
2003–2004
2005
2007
2008–2011
2012–2013
2012
2013
Arkansas (GA)
Northwestern State (DC)
Alabama (LB)
Northwestern State (DC)
Louisiana Tech (DC)
Southern Miss (DC)
Memphis (DC)
Arkansas (DC)
Florida (DC/MLB)
East Carolina
South Carolina (co-DC/ILB)
Ole Miss (DC)
Georgia State (AHC/DC/ILB)
Arkansas State (DC/LB)
Arkansas State (interim HC)
Arkansas State (interim HC)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2006Central Arkansas
Head coaching record
Overall5–20
Bowls2–0
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

John Thompson (born October 16, 1955) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the defensive coordinator at Texas State University (TSU), a position he has held since March 2014. [1] He served as the head football coach at East Carolina University (ECU) from 2003 to 2004, and at Arkansas State on an interim basis twice—first during the 2013 GoDaddy.com Bowl, and also in the upcoming 2014 GoDaddy Bowl. To date, he has compiled a career college football record of 5–20.

Coaching career[edit]

Thompson was hired by head coach Ed Orgeron, who played under Thompson at Northwestern State University. Thompson has also served as the defensive coordinator at the University of Southern Mississippi, the University of Alabama, the University of Arkansas, the University of Florida, Louisiana State University, Louisiana Tech, and the University of Memphis. From 2003 to 2004, he was the head football coach at East Carolina University.

His most recent coaching position, prior to Ole Miss, was as co-defensive coordinator at South Carolina, but he left to return to his alma mater, the University of Central Arkansas, as the athletic director. Thompson then accepted the position as Defensive Coordinator at Georgia State University. Thompson accepted the Defensive Coordinator position for the Arkansas State Red Wolves on February 25, 2012 under Head Coach Gus Malzahn. Thompson, his wife, Charleen, and two sons, Cabe and Hays, currently live in Alpharetta, Georgia outside of Atlanta.

College head coaching record[edit]

YearTeamOverallConferenceStandingBowl/playoffsCoaches#AP°
East Carolina Pirates (Conference USA) (2003–2004)
2003East Carolina1–111–7
2004East Carolina2–92–6
East Carolina:3–203–13
Arkansas State Red Wolves (Sun Belt Conference) (2012–2013)
2012Arkansas State1–0*
2013Arkansas State1–0*
Arkansas State:2–0* Only coached bowl games
Total:5–20
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

External links[edit]

References[edit]