Tiffany Thompson Bio, Wiki
Tiffany Thompson is best known for being the daughter of John Thompson, a former American college basketball coach for the Georgetown Hoya who later worked as a professional radio and TV sports commentator. According to a tweet from DC Radio station, The Team 980 & 95.9FM, legendary Georgetown Hoyas basketball coach, John Thompson has died.
At the Celebration Dinner for the John R. Thompson, Jr. Intercollegiate Athletics Center, daughter Tiffany Thompson shared personal stories about growing up as part of the Georgetown University family, illustrating the difference between a fan versus family back in 2014.
Tiffany Thompson Age
She is currently 44 years old as of 2020. According to a Washington Post article, she moved into an apartment on 16th Street following their parents’ divorce in 1999. The coaching legend moved into a Rosslyn penthouse condo purchased for $1.06 million by a company that has Fenlon as a trustee.
Tiffany Thompson Parents
Her parents are John Thompson and Gwendolyn Thompson. Thompson had met Gwen while he was a student at Archbishop Carroll High School and she was at Sacred Heart; they had married and raised three children. Like most marriages, it had had its rough patches; separation was something each had considered at different times.
When John Thomson’s house burned down in 1996, the Washington Post reported the next morning that “no injuries were reported.” That was true. But there was a lot of hurts. In the aftermath of the house fire on DC’s Colorado Avenue, the longtime Georgetown University basketball coach turned philosophical about his life and the rebuilding process he and Gwen, his wife of 32 years, would have to go through.
In the wake of the fire, John Thompson decided that he could rebuild the house but not the marriage. They first separated in 1996 and filed for divorce in the late 90s. It took the Thompson’s 21 months to reach a divorce agreement. Gwen received spousal support ten times greater than what Tucker and Thompson had originally proposed, and a property distribution estimated by some divorce experts at well over $1.5 million. Neither side’s attorneys commented on the details, but on his radio show, Thompson recently joked that he had been “hosed” in the settlement.
Tiffany Thompson Siblings
She has two brothers, John Thompson III and Ronny Thompson. John Thompson III followed in his father’s footsteps, he is the assistant coach for the United States men’s national basketball team since 2017. He previously served as the head coach of the men’s basketball team at Georgetown University.
John Thompson Death & Cause
John Thompson is being to have died in August 2020 according to a tweet from DC Radio station, The Team 980 & 95.9FM, legendary Georgetown Hoyas basketball coach, John Thompson has died. No other news organizations have corroborated this report.
A cause of death was not mentioned. In 27 seasons, Thompson, 78, compiled a coaching record of 596-239 and 97 percent of his players stayed all four years and left with a college degree.
Thompson became the first African-American head coach to win the NCAA National Championship when the Hoyas beat the University of Houston Cougars in the 1984 NCAA National Championship game.
Breaking News: Legendary Georgetown Coach John Thompson has passed away. The Hall of Famer became the first African-American head coach to win the NCAA National Championship, leading the Hoyas to the 1984 title. Coach Thompson will be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/wrNyzN2vFU
— The Team 980 & 95.9FM (@team980) August 31, 2020