Coach Cat was born and raised in San Antonio, TX where she graduated from Oliver Wendell Holmes High School. Cat received a full volleyball scholarship to Vernon College in Vernon, TX. After receiving her Associate of Science from Vernon College, she concluded her volleyball playing career at St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, OK. Cat graduated from Cameron University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. Cat later received her Master of Education in Sports Administration from East Central University.
Cat has 10 years of teaching and coaching experience. She is an elementary physical education teacher and has been the head volleyball coach at MacArthur High School for 6 years. Prior to coaching at MacArthur, Cat coached volleyball for 4 years at Tomlinson Middle School. Cat also coached club volleyball in Lawton for Fury Volleyball Club for 5 years.
Cat is married to Antonio Shelton; they have two children, Trevin 10, and Lily 7.
Coach Choate was born and raised here in Lawton, graduating from Eisenhower High School. Coach Choate was a collegiate cheerleader and graduated from University of Oklahoma where she received a Bachelor of Science in Education.
Coach Choate has over 20 years of teaching experience at the elementary level. Coach Choate is currently an elementary physical education teacher and has been an assistant volleyball coach at MacArthur and previously Tomlinson Middle School. Coach Choate is also an assistant tennis coach at Tomlinson Middle School.
Coach Choate is married to Jim Choate; they have two children, Mckenzie 19, and Matti 9.
Coach Paton was born and raised in Lubbock, TX where she graduated from Monterey High School. Coach Paton attended North Park University in Chicago, IL and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Coach Paton later received her Master of Arts in Education.
Coach Paton has many years of experience as a physical education teacher and strength and conditioning coach. Prior to joining the MacArthur volleyball coaching staff, Coach Paton was a high school assistant volleyball coach in Lubbock, TX.