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Georgetown’s Thompson Athletic Center To Break Ground This Summer

March 7, 2014

Georgetown’s new athletic facility, slated for completion in 2016, will be named the John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletics Center. Legendary Head Basketball Coach Emeritus John Thompson Jr. served as head coach of Georgetown’s men’s basketball team from 1972-1999 and is best known for leading the Hoyas to their first national NCAA basketball championship in 1984.

The $60 million four-story, 144,000-square-foot Intercollegiate Athletics Center (IAC) will be a state-of-the-art facility used by all 29 sports at Georgetown. The university is expected to break ground for the center this summer.

“We’re very excited to be able to have the opportunity to recognize the career of John Thompson Jr. this way,” Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Lee Reed says. “Coach Thompson’s legacy as a leader, a teacher and a coach are unparalleled in college athletics. Having his name on this building is a fitting honor.”
(Georgetown University)

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