Women's Basketball

Chanell Thomas - blank

Director of Basketball Operations

Second Season

Alma Mater:
Vanderbilt '05

Chanell Thomas


Behind the Dores - Episode Five



VU to face No. 7 UK in quarterfinals

Commodores and Wildcats tipoff at 5:00 p.m. CT on SportSouth.


VU set for SEC Tournament

Commodores open 2013 postseason with Missouri.


Dores to open SEC with Mizzou

Vanderbilt earns seven seed in upcoming SEC Tournament.


Commodores visit #11 Georgia

Vanderbilt wraps-up regular season in Athens on ESPNU (12:30 p.m. CT)

Chanell Thomas is in her second season on Melanie Balcomb's staff as the team's director of basketball operations.

Thomas serves as the primary liaison between the women's basketball staff and other support areas, while also coordinating team travel and over seeing the student manager program.

Thomas is no stranger to the Vanderbilt women's basketball program. After playing for the team as a walk-on during her freshman season at Vanderbilt, Thomas was part of the student manager program, including a stint at head manager. Thomas graduated from Vanderbilt in 2005 with a degree in human and organizational development from the Peabody College.

She also worked with the team as graduate administrative assistant during the 2005-06 season. Her basketball experience also includes time on the support staff for USA Basketball during the 2001 World University Games in Beijing, China.

After earning a master's degree in Higher Education Administration from Peabody in 2007, Thomas worked at Belmont University as a federal work study counselor in the financial services office before returning to her alma mater in 2008 as a financial aid officer.

Born in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Thomas was raised in Columbia, Tenn. She has one daughter, Yvonne.

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