|Based in||Thonon-les-Bains, France|
|Home stadium||Stade Joseph-Moynat (1998–present) 3500 spect.|
|Head coach||Fabien Ducousso France|
|General manager||Benoît Sirouet France|
|League||Ligue Élite de Football Américain|
|Division titles||France Championship elite division Champions|
The Black Panthers of Thonon is a French American football club based in Thonon-les-Bains (Haute-Savoie) and founded in 1987 by Benoît Sirouet, Nicolas Schpoliansky and Frederic Mériguet.
Jérôme Garnier quickly joined the three founding members and became the first President of the Club.
The first Head Coach of the team was called Jolly Bruno (player), former player of Blue Angels of Joinville le Pont.
Now chaired by Benoît Sirouet, the club has led since 2017 by Fabien Ducousso also known as Coach Hippo
The club has four different teams of American football and three flag football.
Champion ** (3): 2004, 2011, 2012
Vice Champion ** (3): 2006, 2007 and 2008
The Black Panthers of Thonon-les-Bains were the first in France to broadcast all of their regular season games live on the Internet. The BPWEBTV created in 2010 was well-received, and broadened for the 2011 season.
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