CoachT is Jim Thompson, a teacher and coach who retired in June 2010 after his 32nd year at Lawrence County High School in Lawrenceburg, TN. The technical specialist who makes all of the features on CoachT work correctly is Bradley Lambert.
A graduate of Lawrence County High in 1970, Coach Thompson played four years of football and one year of basketball for the Austin Peay Governors.
Coach Thompson coached high school football for 11 years (three in Charleston, SC and eight years at Lawrence County) and coached one year in college as a graduate assistant at Middle Tennessee.
CoachT coached boy's high school basketball for 8 years -- two as head coach and 6 as an assistant. He has also coached baseball for two years, both as head coach, and coached golf for 18 years.
CoachT.com began in 1997-98 as a simple site covering the Lawrence County Lady Cats basketball team. As luck would have it, the Lady Cats won the Class AAA State Championship that season.
The site was later expanded to cover all of District 8-AAA basketball teams. CoachT.com became a comprehrensive, state-wide site after signing on with Rivals.com in February of 2000, a relationship which lasted a little over one year before Rivals.com unfortunately declared bankruptcy.
When time permitted, CoachT also participated in Lady Cat basketball broadcasts on WDXE Radio.
CoachT and his wife, Elaine, have been married for 34 years and have three children: Brynn is married (husband Philipp) and living in Karlsruhe, Germany where she is teaching at Berlitz and has just finished her Masters at the University of Berlin. Brynn is the proud parent of two beautiful children, Isabella and Alexander. Mark is now enrolled at Athens State while working towards a degree in Education and Katie is attending MTSU, also in Education, Art, and Psychology.
CoachT.com not only covers all Tennessee High School Sports during the school year but has expanded to provide the same comprehensive coverage to Tennessee colleges and universities
, Alabama High School Sports
, Missouri High School Sports
, Texas High School Sports
, and limited coverage to every other state while we search for fans to help with them. Elaine and Mark will be helping CoachT with the additional coverage while Katie helps with the photography.
Also, don't forget about one of our most popular features: the photos available at the Photo Gallery
which features pictures by several photographers including CoachT and his daughter, Katie. Enjoy the pictures taken by Katie and CoachT as they travel around the state!
May 2010: Middle Tennessee Sports Magazine: MTSM Goes One-on-One with CoachT- Built from Scratch
7/6/07 Decatur Daily Article: Growing site will give fans plenty of preps
3/28/07 Florence Daily Times Article: If you build it ... Millions follow high school sports on CoachT.com
5/7/05 Maryville Daily Times Article: Hobby gone wild: Coach T grows to be state preps' dominant Web site