Beginning her 21th year as the Head Coach of the Shelton State Community College Lady Buccaneers, Madonna Thompson boasts an overall record of 551-127 (81%). She has led the program to eighteen consecutive 20-win seasons, with ten 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, 2016, 2017, 2018 and finished runner-up in 2005. Last season, the 2018 team had a record of 36-1. The team advanced to the NJCAA Final Four with a final ranking of #3 in the nation. It was the third consecutive year in which the program reached the Final Four and finished #3 in the country.
Coach Thompson has not only won numerous Coach of the Year awards, but two Alberta Lee Cox Sportsmanship Awards (2009 and 2013), and has sent 84 players to 4-year institutions, at every level, to continue their education and playing careers. 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 NCAA Final Four team. Coach Thompson earned a Master’s of Science from the University of Alabama in Speech-Language Pathology.