Special Teams Coach, West Virginia
About this speaker
Tony Thompson joined the Mountaineer coaching staff as the special teams analyst in June 2021. At West Virginia, Thompson organizes, implements and maintains all aspects of game analysis, including direct oversight of the game planning for special teams. He analyzes game film and formulates game plans to assist the coaching staff with game preparation. He came to WVU after serving as an assistant coach at Stony Brook since 2009, coaching the outside linebackers for five years (2007-08, 2011-12, 2020), defensive line for two years (2009-10) and the special teams coordinator (2013-20). With Thompson on staff, the Seawolves won the Big South Conference from 2009-12 and completed in the NCAA FCS playoffs in 2011, 12, 17 and 18. Stony Brook was in the top nationally for blocked punts (2016, 17, 19, 21), kickoff coverage (2012, 15, 17), kick return average (2015), punt coverage (2012, 18), punt return defense (2018) and punt return touchdowns (2016, 17, 18).