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Graduated with a BS in Physical Education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2003.

Got Driver Education endorsement at Middle Tennessee State University in 2005.


This starts my 14th year as a teacher and a coach. I taught for 7 years in TN and have been in AL the last 6. I have been in the Dale County School system for the past four years and am very excited to be joining the Long Elementary Family! I have coached high school football and wrestling, and I have also coached middle school football and basketball. In my years of teaching I have taught PE, Driver Education, Technology, weight training, and ISS. 


My name is James Thompson but most of the kids I teach and coach call me Coach T. I love coaching sports to kids and enjoy playing all the sports that my body still allows me to play! My wife's name is Jennifer and we have a sweet little girl named Monroe, who was born in April 2016.