At Providence College in Rhode Island, John Thompson led the freshman team to a record of 20 wins and 2 losses and averaged over 32 points per game. In 1964, Providence appeared in the NCAA tournament and he was named the New England College Player of the Year. During the late 60's and early 70's, Thompson coached at St. Anthony's, a small Catholic school in northeast Washington. From St. Anthony's he sent a dozen scholarship players to the collegiate ranks. In 1972 Thompson began coaching at Georgetown University. He led the Hoyas to 24 straight post-season appearances, three NCAA Final Fours and the National Championship in 1984. Thompson has been named National Coach of the Year three times and Big East Coach of the Year three times.
Host of "The John Thompson Show" on SportsTalk 980 (WTEM-AM) in Washington, D.C. Thompson signed a lifetime contract with Clear Channel Radio and SportsTalk 980 in Feb. 2006