Jennifer Thompson
Jennifer Thompson
Title: Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
Previous College: James Madison

The 2016-17 season will be the 13th for Jennifer Thompson with the EMU women's basketball program.

Thompson played four years of basketball at James Madison University, where she helped the Dukes to three appearances in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament. She graduated from JMU with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with an endorsement in health and driver education.

Since graduating from JMU, Thompson has been teaching health, physical education, and driver education at Harrisonburg High School. She coached junior varsity girls' basketball for three years, assisted the varsity basketball team for four years, coached volleyball for seven years, and guided girls' tennis for three seasons.

"I enjoy working with young people and teaching them not only basketball but how being part of a team can help them in other areas of their lives," Thompson said of her role as a coach. "I would hope that they see basketball as an opportunity to improve themselves, their skills, and to work with others who share the love of the game."

Thompson lives in Harrisonburg with her children, Garrett and Kendall.