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Tommy Thigpen News & Bio


Name:Tommy Thigpen
Hometown:Dumfries, VA
High School:Potomac
Born:March 17, 1971 (48)
Height/Weight:6-2, 237
Position:Linebacker
Notes:Football, 1989 Parade All-American
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Jay Bateman Among College Football's Top Coordinator Hires for 2019
7. Jay Bateman, Co-Defensive Coordinator, North Carolina: Bateman plans to install an attacking defense in Chapel Hill this offseason. Under Bateman’s direction the last 5...

Coach Tommy Thigpen Discusses UNC's Inside Linebackers
Between Cole Holcomb, Dominique Ross and Jonathan Smith, North Carolina boasted plenty of experience at linebacker last season. But with Holcomb's departure to the NFL...

Greatest former UNC athlete by state (Arkansas): Tommy Thigpen
Tommy Thigpen was born in El Dorado, AR, and spent the first 16 years of his life there before moving to Potomac, VA, which is...

Video: Tommy Thigpen Post-Spring Practice Press Conference
North Carolina Co-Defensive Coordinator and Inside Linebackers Coach, Tommy Thigpen, meets with the media on Wednesday to discuss this season's Tar Heels team and what...

Back in Carolina Blue, Mack Brown Is Rebooting UNC With Something Old and Something New
Mack Brown collides with familiar and new every day in the job he wasn’t sure he’d ever have again. Brown once knew Rick Steinbacher as...

Randy Jordan Reflects On His Rare Opportunity Coaching Adrian Peterson
Randy Jordan knows about scary, season-ending injuries. UNC freshman running back, Natrone Means, had just schooled linebacker Tommy Thigpen in a practice one-on-one drill. “Natrone...

Carolina Insider Podcast: New Football Staff, Kentucky Preview
Friday's Carolina Insider podcast includes interviews with members of Mack Brown's new football coaching staff as well as a preview of Saturday's basketball game vs...

Army Defensive Coordinator Jay Bateman Joining UNC's Staff In Same Role
Jay Bateman, the defensive coordinator at Army, has agreed to hold the same role at North Carolina, in which he will share with Tommy Thigpen,...

Why UNC’s Mack Brown says he decided to keep Tommy Thigpen, now co-DC, on staff
The grind won’t stop any time soon for North Carolina football coach Mack Brown, who spent most of Tuesday conducting media interviews before he was...

Greg Robinson No Longer an Option for UNC's Defensive Coordinator Role
Greg Robinson is no longer being considered for North Carolina’s defensive coordinator position, multiple sources confirmed on Friday. On Thursday, Inside Carolina reported that Robinson...


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