Coaching Staff


Ruth Thompson | Head Coach

Coach Ruth Thompson is in her second year coaching at Mary Baldwin University.  Thompson is originally from Williamsburg, Virginia, where she graduated from Lafayette High School and went on to join Eastern Mennonite University.  After college, Coach Thompson made her way to Staunton where she coached basketball and volleyball at Robert E. Lee High School.  She would later lead the Riverheads Gladiator Volleyball team to 3 conference championships, 2 regional championships and 2 state births with an overal record of 67 - 9.
Ruth Thompson has also taught in Staunton City Schools for 12 years.  She has been named Staunton City Schools teacher of the year and has been awarded the Dawbarn Award for educational excellence by the Community Foundation.  Currently she is working as the GED Coordinator for Staunton City Schools.
Coach Thompson is excited to continue her work with the athletes at Mary Baldwin University and looks forward to building a strong, championship program.