Thompson comes to Lafayette from Drew University, where he assisted in all aspects of the program, while also coaching at South Mountain Martial Arts and Fencing Academy in the Epee division. At Drew, the Foil Squad won MACFAs and placed fifth in the NCAAs.
Prior to his time at Drew, Thompson had a three year career at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. While at UNC, Thompson qualified for the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament twice in the Epee division, and made the Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll in 2008-2009.
Thompson is currently a graduate student at Rutgers University, where he is studying history.