Stacey Thomas grew up in Flint, Michigan with an older brother who pushed her to be great. One of the keys to her development was her battles on the court against older, stronger boys.
She never played AAU ball, yet still received a full scholarship to the University of Michigan where she went on to break multiple school and conference records. She had the Big Ten all-time steals record for over 15 years until it was broken last season. Stacey was selected 23rd overall in the 2000 WNBA draft and went on to play 6 seasons in the league and won a championship in 2003 with the Detroit Shock. She was recently selected into the Michigan Hall of Honor.
Since retiring from basketball, Stacey has built a 12-year career as a basketball official in Michigan. She currently officiates at the division 2 level and her goal is set on reaching D1.