Cougars Head Coach



Linda Thompson


Head Coach


COA/Alameda, CA

Office Phone:

(510) 748-2383



G-131/ Gymnasium

Linda Thompson has been the head coach of the College of Alameda women’s volleyball program since 2004. During the past seasons, many of Thompson players have been scholar-athletes, received all-conference nominations and awards as well as many have received their Associates degree, scholarships, or transferred on to four year colleges/universities.

Prior to being named the head women’s volleyball coach at the College of Alameda, Thompson was the head women’s softball coach at Laney College from 1994-2008, as well as the head women’s volleyball coach from 1997-2002. With over twenty years of coaching experience, Thompson’s goal is to build a competitive women’s volleyball program at the College of Alameda and continue to transfer student-athletes on to four-year colleges/universities.

In 2013, Thompson coached the Cougars women’s volleyball team to a second place Bay Valley Conference finish and its first ever California Community Colleges “Sweet Sixteen” appearance. Also in 2013, Thompson graduated four student-athletes and sent two volleyball players on to play in Division I and Division II volleyball programs.

In 1991, she was named head coach of the women’s varsity volleyball program at Skyline high School, where she coached the Lady Titans to four Oakland Athletic League volleyball championships and CIF appearances.

For over two decades, Thompson has served in her community, as well as founder of the Oakland Bobby Sox and the Lady Athletics girls’ fast-pitch travel teams and the founder of Attack Volleyball Club. She has received many community service awards, including KQED’s Unsung Hero Award in 1995.

Linda Thompson earned a Master’s degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from Saint Mary’s College of California and she also holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Recreation from California State University at Hayward and played on the Pioneers women’s fast-pitch softball team, Division II . Currently, she is pursuing a doctoral degree in Education and Sports Management Program at Northcentral University in Prescott, Arizona. She is also the Department Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Athletics.