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Former UTSA men's basketball coach Brooks Thompson dies

UTSA relieved Thompson of coaching duties March 10 after 10 seasons

SAN ANTONIO – Former UTSA men's basketball coach Brooks Thompson passed away Thursday night, the university announced in a press release.

Thompson, 45, was in the hospital with double organ failure back in April according to wife Michelle.

“The UTSA family is very saddened to learn that Brooks Thompson passed away on Thursday,” UTSA Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics Lynn Hickey said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Michelle, his daughters, Ryan Michelle, Brooke and Addison, and the rest of his family in this difficult time.”

Thompson was relieved of his coaching duties on March 10, following 10 seasons at UTSA. He had compiled a 133-178 record as head coach.

Thompson led the Roadrunners to the Southland Conference Tournament title and the school's first NCAA Tournament in 2011, where they beat Alabama State in the tournament's "First Four".

Three Roadrunners were named league freshman of the year during his time as coach and eight earned all-conference honors.

Thompson played for Texas A&M and Oklahoma State in college before playing in the NBA with five teams in four seasons.

UTSA hired former University of Oklahoma assistant coach Steve Henson as Thompson's replacement in April.


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