Robert Thompson begins his 7th season as head coach of the East Central Community College Warriors. Under his tutelage, 22 Warriors have gone on to play basketball at NCAA D1,DII, DIII, and NAIA programs. Two are playing professionally. The 2017-18 Warriors finished 4th in the MACJC and 8th in Region 23. Thompson also earned his 250th career win this season vs Coahoma Community College.
Prior to East Central, Thompson spent 10 years as the head coach at Spring Hill College located in Mobile, AL. At Spring Hill, Thompson earned 2006 GCAC "Coach of the Year" honors. Thompson was also the head basketball coach at Arkansas Tech University and in his first season as a head coach, he was named Gulf South Conference "Coach of the Year".
Thompson brings over 25 years of coaching experience from the collegiate level with assistant stops at Neosho Community College, Belhaven University and Delta State University .