Clifton Thompson is the first Athletic Director to be appointed to Eastside High School in over 17 years. He replaced Elbert Harris, who retired in June of 2006. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Hampton University and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from Jersey City State University.
Prior to becoming Eastside’s Athletic Director, Thompson, who has extensive coaching experience, served as the football coach for both Eastside High School and Columbia High School. He has also served as the Vice Principal of Leonard V. Moore Middle School in Roselle, New Jersey and taught in Teaneck, New York City Public Schools and Paterson’s Public School No. 6.