Empsy Thompson named Athletic Director for A.L. Brown H.S.

Empsy Thompson named Athletic Director for A.L. Brown H.S.
Posted on 07/11/2017
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A.L. Brown High School’s assistant Athletic Director, Empsy Thompson, has been promoted to become the school’s new Athletic Director. Thompson also serves as a teacher and coach at A.L. Brown. He replaces Noah Lyon as Athletic Director. Lyon left at the end of June to take a job in his childhood home of Allegheny County.


Empsy Thompson is a product of Kannapolis City Schools. He graduated from A.L. Brown High School and returned to teach in the district in 1999. He has served as a social studies teacher, head baseball coach, and assistant athletic director at A.L. Brown. He also has helped to coach football and wrestling during his career. KCS Superintendent, Dr. Chip Buckwell, believes that Empsy Thompson is a perfect fit for the position of Athletic Director. “Empsy Thompson not only has tremendous experience but he’s also got a deep love for A.L. Brown High School and its students. He will do an outstanding job as Athletic Director, and I’m delighted that he’s getting this new opportunity.”


After graduating from A.L. Brown High School, Empsy Thompson earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies Education from UNC Pembroke. He taught for three years in Lexington City Schools before returning to Kannapolis City Schools in 1999. Mr. Thompson says he is looking forward the chance to lead the athletic programs at A.L. Brown High School. “A.L. Brown is truly a part of me,” Thompson says. “I love this school, and I love working with the athletes and their coaches. Our students put in countless hours on the field and in the classroom to achieve success, and our coaches are the best at helping them reach their full potential. I’m excited about the chance to work with them and help make A.L. Brown successful both on and off the field.”


Empsy Thompson has spent the last four years serving as A.L. Brown’s assistant Athletic Director. He will begin his new job as Athletic Director immediately. 

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