Head Coach Michael Madrid is in his first season with the San Jacinto College women’s basketball program. He comes to San Jac with 13 years of coaching experience, most recently at Paris Junior College where he served as head coach for two seasons.
Madrid has an impressive résumé, with experience at both the high school and college levels. During his time at Paris Junior College, Madrid went 24-37. Before his two years at PJC, he served three years as assistant women’s basketball coach at Texas Woman’s University, where he helped the Pioneers win their first Lone Star Conference tournament championship in any sport, and advance to the National Collegiate Athletic Association South Central Region tournament.
Madrid’s coaching career began at New Mexico’s Portales High School, helping the team win the 2001 Class 3A championship. After a year at Lubbock Estacado High School as a boys’ football, track, and basketball coach, he coached boys’ basketball for two years at Lubbock High School. Madrid spent five years at Lubbock Christian University under women’s head coach Steve Gomez, one as a graduate assistant and four as an assistant coach. While he was at Lubbock Christian, the team was the 2005-
2006 NAIA National Runner-Up and won the 2006-2007 Sooner Athletic Conference championship.
Like all coaches, Madrid emphasizes winning. But his personal coaching philosophy is to stress winning in all areas of life, not just in sports. “I strive to help students to succeed not just in athletics, but also in academics and really in every area,” he said. “To do that, it requires being competitive, but also being consistent. We will stress the importance of graduating, and becoming well-rounded, responsible, and positive after graduation.”
Madrid holds a bachelor’s degree in special education and a master’s degree in sports administration from Eastern New Mexico University. He also holds a master’s degree in education administration from Lubbock Christian University. Madrid and his wife,
Sammie, have a dog named Renzo.
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