Bobby Thompson
Sport(s)Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1937-08-02) August 2, 1937 (age 83)
Guthrie, Oklahoma
Playing career
Position(s)Quarterback (football)
Head coaching record
Overall9–20–2 (college)

Bobby Thompson (born August 2, 1937) is a former American football coach and college athletics administrator. He served at the head football coach at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 1974 and two stints as the head football coach at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, from 1979 to 1980 and again in 1984, compiling a record of 9–20–2.[1] He was the athletic director at Fort Hays State from 1980 to 1981, the University of South Dakota from 1981 to 1982, the University of Nebraska Omaha from 1985 to 1988, and University of Texas at San Antonio (USTA) from 1988 to 1999.

Thompson was born on August 2, 1937, in Guthrie, Oklahoma, and attended Guthrie High School there. He played football and baseball at Eastern Oklahoma Junior College—now known as Eastern Oklahoma State College—in Wilburton, Oklahoma and at Adams State College—now known as Adams State University—in Alamosa, Colorado.[2][3]

Head coaching recordEdit


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Fort Hays State Tigers (Central States Intercollegiate Conference) (1979–1980)
1979 Fort Hays State 5–6 3–4 T–3rd
1980 Fort Hays State 4–4–2 3–2–2 T–3rd
Fort Hays State Tigers (Central States Intercollegiate Conference) (1984)
1984 Fort Hays State 0–10 0–7 8th
Fort Hays State: 9–20–2 6–13–2
Total: 9–20–2
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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