When John Thompson arrived at Archbishop John Carroll High School he was tall, skinny, and shy. After a lot of hard work, became a real force on the court. Our team was the first great success story of an integrated high school athletic team in the Civil Rights era in D.C. We became mythical national champions.

We received grief when we played against all-black or all-white teams in the area. But, we hung together and became a model.

I was pleased with John's success as a college coach and national champion at Georgetown (except when they played Notre Dame).

May he rest in peace.


Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C. is the President Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame

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