Manage episode 294582454 series 2909652
Sutton’s first coaching job came in 2005 at her alma mater, Hayti High School in Missouri. After one season, she went on to coach various club teams in the Atlanta area from 2006-08 before making the jump to the collegiate ranks.
Sutton began her collegiate playing career at Southwest Missouri State University-West Plains where she competed for one season. During that season she was a member of the Region 16 championship team. The team ranked third in the National Junior College regular season polls that team also competed in the National Junior College Championships finishing 5th overall. Sutton received her Associate of Arts in General Studies from Panola College where she played her sophomore season.
Sutton went on to have a standout career as a middle-hitter at Alcorn State. In her first season (2003), she was named Second Team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference Second Team, as well as Alcorn State’s Newcomer of the Year.
In her final season (2004), she was named First Team All-SWAC and to the SWAC All-Tournament Team. In that same season, she was the recipient of her team's Most Outstanding Blocker Award and served as the team’s captain.
Sutton graduated from Alcorn State University in 2005 where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in political science with a minor in pre-law.