According to family and friends, legendary Georgetown Hoyas Basketball Coach, John Thompson has died at the age of 78.

Johnson was the first black coach to win an NCAA Championship. He won the 1984 NCAA Championship, led by future NBA star Patrick Ewing.

On January 8, 1999, Thompson announced his resignation as Georgetown’s head coach, citing marriage problems. He was replaced by longtime assistant Craig Esherick, a popular player’s coach. Thompson was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on October 1, 1999.

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