Ed Thompson enters in his third year as head coach at Columbus State and fourth year as a coach with the program. Thompson made huge strides last year and built a strong foundation for the future of the program, taking his team to a 25-8 overall record and top 12 NJCAA DII national finish.
Coach Thompson is a native of Mansfield, Ohio and a graduate of Central State University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a minor in Business Management. While there, he was a four year letter winner while in Track & Field.
After college, Coach Thompson took a job with P&G in Pittsburgh PA, There, he gained his passion for coaching by being the lead assistant coach at Manchester Middle school.
After coaching there for four years, Coach Thompson moved to Columbus, Ohio and became the Head Coach of Providence Academy Charter High School. During that season, Providence won the charter school and home school state championships. After Providence closed, Coach Thompson jumped right in to the AAU ranks and has been successful in winning a Grand National championship and many other major tournament wins.