Army head coach Rich Ellerson announced the addition of Luke Thompson to the Army football coaching staff in March 2012. Starting with the 2013 season, Thompson's focus is solely on special teams. In addition to his special teams role, he coached Army's fullbacks in 2012.
Thompson spent the previous six seasons at Georgetown as linebackers coach and special teams coordinator. During his tenure, he guided the Hoyas' special teams to six top 20 finishes in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision statistical rankings, including two top-five performances. In 2011, the Hoyas' kickoff return unit ranked 13th in the nation with a 23.63 yards-per-return average, while the punt return team was 15th in the country at 12.44 yards per return. Thompson mentored Jeremy Moore to first-team All-Patriot League honors as a return specialist and kicker Brett Weiss to second-team all-conference accolades. Weiss tied for eighth in the nation with 1.45 field goals per game in 2011. Defensively, Thompson mentored the Hoyas' all-time leading tackler Nick Parrish.
Prior to his arrival at Georgetown, Thompson was the outside linebackers coach at Harvard. He helped the Crimson to a 10-0 record and the Ivy League championship in 2004. Harvard limited its final six opponents to 14 points or less, including two shutouts. The team gave up only one touchdown in the last three games of the season.
Thompson was an assistant coach at Amherst College in 2002 and 2003. His duties with the Lord Jeffs included coaching the inside linebackers and coordinating the team's video operations. Thompson began his coaching career in 1998 as the offensive line and tight ends coach at Bowdoin College. He moved on to Holy Cross where he spent the 1999 and 2000 seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Holy Cross.
Thompson earned two letters in football at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass., where he graduated in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in foreign affairs and economics. He and his wife, Kristin, have two children, Madelyn and Luke.