John Thompson was an American college basketball coach who had a net worth of $5 million at the time of his death. 

 John Thompson died on August 30, 2020 at the age of 78. He was best-known for coaching the Georgetown men's basketball team for 27 seasons.

He was the first African-American head coach to win a major college athletic championship when the Hoyas won the NCAA Tournament in 1984.

John Thompson was born in Washington, D.C. on September 2, 1941. He first rose to prominence as an excellent basketball player while at Archbishop Carroll High School.

 He graduated as the Top Scorer in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, and went on to a stand out college career at Providence College.

 He set multiple school records and was an All-American selection. The Boston Celtics drafted him in 1964. 

He quickly realized that coaching was his passion, and he shifted his focus, retiring from professional play in 1966.

He first made a name for himself coaching St. Anthony High School from 1966 to 1972. He led the team to a 122-28 record.