Athletic Department

Athletic Department: Homer M. Thompson

Homer M. Thompson

Year Inducted: 1996
Category: Football/Baseball/Coach


- Letter winner -- Football, 1947-50; Baseball, 1949-51
- High school teacher and coach for 38 years
- Head basketball coach. Oxford Orphanage
- Head football coach, Gray High School
- Head football coach, Parkland High School, 27 years
- Athletic Director, Parkland High School, 20 years
- Career football coaching record of 251-130-5
- Teams won 15 championships and made playoffs 20 times
- Awarded 14 Coach-of-the-Year hnors during career
- Head coach of 50th Shrine Bowl, 1986
- Head coach of East-West All-Star game, 1968, 1990
- Head coach of North-South All-Star game, 1969
- North Carolina Male COach of the Year, 1987
- Inducted into Winston-Salem/Forsyth Sports Hall of Fame, 1988
- N.C. High School Athletic Association Distinguished Service Award, 1991
- Inducted into N.C. High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame, 1994
- Parkland High School's Deaton-Thompson Stadium named in his honor, 1994

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