First black coaches an NCAA Basketball champion

Thompson and Ewing
Mon, 1984-04-02

On this date in 1984 John Thompson, of Georgetown University, became the first Black coach to win the NCAA basketball tournament.

That evening Georgetown beat Houston in the NCAA final, 84-75, to win its only national championship.

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