Coaches

Track and Field Head Coach: Lee Cagle Coach Lee Cagle

Hometown: Fort Dix, New Jersey

College: Jacksonville State University

Family: (Wife) Betsy, (Kids) Katie, Anna, Cole, Evan

Coaching History:

  • 33 years coaching experience
  • Began at MA in 2021
  • Decatur High School coached football serving as defensive backs coach and defensive coordinator for 29 years
  • Decatur High School basketball assistant coach
  • Decatur High School head track coach
  • Cherokee High School in Canton, GA football defensive backs coach

Favorite Bible Verse: “'For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.'” - Jeremiah 29:11

Favorite Sports Team: Alabama Crimson Tide

 

Assistant Coach Javelin: Chase Barrett

Bio Coming Soon 

Assistant Coach Distance: Dianna Cioopi

Bio Coming Soon 

Head Coach Distance: Shannon Dorsey

Bio Coming Soon 

Assistant Coach Sprint: Sarah Elkins

Bio Coming Soon 

Assistant Coach Throws: Zach Hancock

Hometown: Madison, AL

College: University of Alabama in Huntsville

Coaching History: 

  • Assisted in Coaching track and field for 1 year. (Madison Academy)

Coaching Philosophy:

  • “You can do anything you put your  mind to as long as you work hard towards it.”

Coaching Qualifications and/or Accolades:

Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Favorite Sports Team: Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Heat, UAH Chargers, Alabama Crimson Tide, and Madison Academy Mustangs

Favorite Sports Memory: Winning 2021 GSC Outdoor Conference as a team and standing on the podium at NCAA Division 2 Outdoor Nationals.

Assistant Coach Throws: Rachel Lowery

Hometown: Ludlow, IL

College: Harding University

Family: Husband, Ben, Daughter, Alia

Coaching History: 

  • Coached 8th/9th Grade Basketball for 9 years in Columbia, MO
  • Coached track and field for 6 years (1 year in Columbia, MO and 5 years at Madison Academy)

 

Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 1:25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength.

Favorite Sports Team: Madison Academy

Favorite Sports Memory: Going to state and to see all of our athletes compete, but also watching Tex Bailey win the 4A-5A Indoor Championship for Shot Put.

Assistant Coach Sprint: Jaylen Nelson

Bio Coming Soon