Randy Thompson | Secondary
Alma Mater: Western Carolina, 2004
Randy Thompson begins his first year as Brevard's secondary coach in 2014 after a one-year stint at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
Thompson coached in the national championship game with the Bears in the 2013 season, guiding a secondary unit that saw all four starters receive postseason awards. Michael Green led the conference in interceptions and was named the SAC Defensive Player of the Year and a first team All-American selection, while Myer Nolan and O'Neil Blake both received first team all-conference accolades and Joe Anderson was named a Capital One Academic All-American. During his time in Hickory, Thompson assisted in installing and implementing the defensive game plan, evaluating game film, and scouting upcoming opponents.
Before taking a position at Lenoir-Rhyne, Thompson was an assistant coach at Greensboro College, where he coached the secondary, wide receivers, and kick returners and was responsible for various administrative duties.
Thompson also spent a number of years coaching high school teams in North Carolina. His most recent position was at Ashbrook High School in Gastonia where he coached a receiving corps that averaged 14.5 yards per catch in addition to the defensive backs and wide receivers. While at his alma mater of North Gaston High School in Dallas, North Carolina, Thompson was the special teams coordinator and strength and conditioning coordinator while coaching the secondary and wide receivers. He also served as the head JV coach an assistant track coach during his time at North Gaston.
Thompson received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Western Carolina University in 2004 after a four-year playing career as a cornerback and wide receiver with the Catamounts.