Makini Thompson began her position as administrative coordinator in the executive staff in February 2014. Thompson returned to FSU after a two year stop as the head volleyball coach at Division II school Chowan University. As a head coach she accumulated an overall record of 40-17. She also won a CIAA Northern Division Championship and was named CIAA coach of the week three times.
Thompson is a 2008 graduate of FSU where she was a co-captain on the volleyball team. She was the third player in school history to earn AVCA All-American accolades with an Honorable Mention nod in 2006. After graduation, Thompson played professionally in Switzerland and competed on the Jamaican National Team.