Edwin Thompson - Head Coach, Georgetown University
Georgetown University named Edwin Thompson as the new head coach of the baseball program on September 1, 2020. Thompson comes to the Hilltop after spending the past five seasons as the head coach at Eastern Kentucky University and brings 15 years of collegiate coaching experience, as well as four years working with USA Baseball. He has recruited and coached 23 All-Americans and 43 players who went on to play professional baseball.
Thompson guided the Colonels to a 122-123 record over his five seasons, including five wins over top-30 ranked teams, and registered 74 wins over the past two-plus years including a 12-2 start to 2020 season before the season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He led EKU to consecutive 30-win seasons (2018-19) and the Colonels qualified for two-straight Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Tournaments.
Thompson spent four years working with USA Baseball. His roles included evaluating players for the USA 18U National Team, serving as the pitching coach in 2015 and coaching the 17U National Development Program. In the summer of 2016, he served as the manager of the Stripes team during the USA Baseball 2016 Tournament of Stars.
Before arriving at Eastern Kentucky, Thompson spent three seasons at Georgia State University where he served as the pitching coach for the Panthers in 2013 and 2014 before being promoted to recruiting coordinator/defensive coordinator before the 2015 season. His 2015 recruiting class was ranked by Perfect Game as one of the top-100 recruiting classes in the country. The Panthers won at least 30 games in two of his three seasons.
Thompson spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons at Duke University as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Following the 2012 campaign, Thompson served as the interim head coach for one month. While working with the Blue Devils, his 2012 recruiting class was recognized by Baseball America as one of the top recruiting classes in the South and rated among the top-35 in the nation by Perfect Game. The group included four future Major League Baseball draft picks. Thompson worked with a total of 18 players at Duke who would go on to play professional baseball, including current New York Mets All-Star pitcher Marcus Stroman.
Prior to joining the Duke coaching staff, Thompson compiled a 37-33 record in two seasons (2009-10) as the head coach at NCAA Division III Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. His 2010 team went 25-11, setting the school record for wins in a season. Thompson’s coaching career began at the University of Maine at Farmington where he served four seasons (2005-08) as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator.
The Jay, Maine native played collegiately at Howard University and the University of Maryland before concluding his career at Webber University in Babson Park, Florida where he helped the team to a school record 37 wins and its first-ever regional appearance. He earned a bachelor’s of science degree in general business at Webber in 2003.