Published or Revised October 09, 2014
Coach Michael Madrid is fulfilling a lifelong ambition in becoming the women’s basketball coach at Paris Junior College. He comes to PJC after serving three years as assistant women’s basketball coach at Texas Woman’s University.
“I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to lead a program, to be able to work with these student-athletes and watch them grow,” Madrid said. “I think the best thing about being a coach is the leadership role and relationships formed along the way. I enjoy the challenge of helping student-athletes be successful. It’s an evolving process.”
At TWU, Madrid helped the Pioneers win their first Lone Star Conference tournament championship in any sport when they beat Central Oklahoma in 2011 to advance to the NCAA South Central Region tournament.
He began his coaching career at New Mexico’s Portales High School, helping the team win the 2001 Class 3A championship. After a year at Lubbock Estacado as freshman coach he coached for two years at Lubbock High.
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.
Madrid has a bachelor’s degree in special education and a master’s in sports administration from Eastern New Mexico University. He earned his master’s in education administration from Lubbock Christian University in 2007.
Mobile, Ala., native Shakira Nettles is in her third year as Paris Junior College’s assistant women’s basketball coach.
Nettles came to PJC from Pensacola State College in Pensacola, Fla., where she was the assistant coach for the Lady Pirates during the 2011-2012 season. She helped lead the Lady Pirates to a state championship and a trip to the National Junior College Athletic Association Final Four, finishing third in the nation with a 29-5 record.
Her collegiate playing career was at the University of South Alabama, where she was a four-year letter-winner and three-year starter for the Lady Jaguars. One of the top guards in the Sunbelt Conference, she earned second and third team all conference (junior and senior years).
Nettles ended her career at USA by becoming the 18th Lady Jag to eclipse the 1,000-point mark and ranked 12th on USA’s all-time scoring list with 1,024. She was also in the top 10 in three-point field goals (146) and three-point field goal percentage (.339).
A graduate of Baker High School, Nettle led the Hornets to a 27-5 record her senior year and also holds a school record in all categories. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science in June 2010 from the University of South Alabama.