Dawn Staley honors John Thompson with T-shirt during Elite 8 game

/ by Bijan Todd
Presented By Chasen Boscolo

John Thompson’s impact was profound, both on and off the basketball court. The latest tribute to the late Georgetown coach was seen on Tuesday night during an Elite 8 battle between South Carolina and Texas in the Div. I Women’s Basketball Tournament.

South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley, who has been with the Gamecocks since 2008, wore a T-shirt featuring Thompson’s likeness as she coached from the sideline.

Staley has paid respect to the Hoyas legend before, including a mourning tweet when Thompson passed away in August.

The Elite 8 is one of the biggest stages in all of sports. With the lights shining so bright, a touching tribute from Staley to Thompson has extra gravity.