Matthew Madole begins his sixth year as head coach of the York College Lady Panthers. Madole is a 1997 graduate of Pryor High School in Pryor, OK where he became the school's all-time leading scorer, a record that was previously held by his father. Upon graduating high school, Coach Madole came to York College and played under head coach Brett McDaniel.
After earning his Bachelors Degree in English Education, Madole became the Head Women's Basketball Coach of the Arkansas City Lady Bulldogs, in Arkansas City, KS. After a stint at Ark City, Madole went back home to Oklahoma and coached women's basketball at Putnam City High School in Oklahoma City. After 5 years in Oklahoma City, Madole took over the women's program at Ardmore High School in Ardmore, OK.
In April of 2012, Coach Madole was named Head Coach of the York College Lady Panthers. "This is a wonderful place to be. York College is special to me for a number of reasons. My wife and I met and got married here. I have great friendships from my time as a student here. It is definitely a blessing to give back to the school and community and lead this program."
Madole has been married 18 years to his wife, Traci and they have 3 sons; Zander 11, Drake 8 and Titus 6 and one foreign exchange daughter, Sophie Weidenhammer, 19 from Droessnitz, Germany.
Cory Minjarez joins the women's basketball staff after 2 years of playing for York College. Minjarez scored over 1,000 points in her 2-year career at York and was selected to the MCAC All-Conference teams for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 season.
6th year head coach Matthew Madole had this to say about Minjarez. "There is no one out there I would rather have on this staff than Cory. Her knowledge of the game, her work ethic and her desire to see our kids succeed is second to none. She was a blessing to coach when she played, and she is a blessing to work alongside as we coach together."
Minjarez has numerous responsibilites within the staff, which include recruiting coordinator, social media director, operational support and fund-raising.