Madonna Thompson is in her 17th year as Head Coach of the Shelton State Community College Lady Bucs. Her overall record is 418-118 (78%). She has led the program to 14 consecutive 20-win seasons with 7 of those eclipsing the 30 win mark. Her Lady Bucs won the AJCCC Division II Conference Championship in both 2000 and 2002, and finished runner-up in 2003 and 2004. The 2000 team advanced to the NJCAA Final Four, finishing 4th in the nation. After restructuring the conference, the Lady Bucs went on to win the ACCC Division I Conference Championship in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and finished runner-up in 2005. During the 2012-2013 season, Coach Thompson not only led the Lady Buccaneers to the conference championship, but also to their first ever undefeated regular season, a #4 ranking in the NJCAA poll, and an Elite 8 finish at the national tournament. In addition, this team, along with her 2008-2009 team, was presented the Alberta Lee Cox Sportsmanship Award by the NJCAA. She has not only won numerous Coach of the Year awards, but has also sent 60 players to 4-year institutions at every level to continue their education and playing careers. Madonna Thompson is a native of Collinwood, Tennessee. Coach Thompson played for Coach Rick Moody at the University of Alabama from 1992-1995, and was a member of the 1994 team that went to the NCAA Final Four. Coach Thompson earned a Master’s of Science from the University in Speech-Language Pathology.
Chris Sanford is on his 14th season with the Lady Bucs with an impressive record of 364-78 (82%), nine championships (2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014), and three runner-up finishes (2003, 2004, 2005). Coach Chris has helped the Lady Bucs reach at least 20 wins each year in his tenure, with 7 of those teams making the 30-win mark. A native of Glencoe, Alabama, Coach Chris graduated from the University of Alabama in 1999 with a B.A. in History. He worked at the University of Alabama Golf Center for 10 years serving as the Assistant Golf Professional. Coach Chris is married to Christa Grizzle, Shelton State’s cheerleading coach.