Claudette Canady has been working at
the College for 23 years and is the Administrative Assistant for both the men's
and women's basketball programs.
Coming from an athletic family, she is a former all-district basketball player
and MVP at West Point High School in Virginia. Her brother, "Duke" Thorpe had a
fine career at West Point High School where his jersey (No. 33) was retired,
and the student section was named after his jersey number. He also enjoyed an
outstanding career at Virginia Tech. Her sister, Lisa, also had a fine
basketball career at West Point as well as her daughter Leslie and nephew
Andre. Her niece Jacquelyn and nephew Elliott are also active in sports in
Florida. In the past, Claudette has traveled with the men's team to Hawaii
twice, New Orleans, Kansas, Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico.
Outside of basketball, she enjoys cooking, working in the yard, sewing, is the
Church Clerk and Secretary of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in West Point, Va., and
also sings in the church choir.