Carter Shaw

Head Womens Basketball Coach


Carter Shaw was hired in the summer of 2016 as the sixth head coach of Gordon women’s basketball since it began competing in the NCAA during the 1988-89 season.  In his first year with the program, Shaw led the Fighting Scots to their first Commonwealth Coast Conference tournament appearance in thirteen seasons.


Shaw came to Gordon after spending the previous two years as head coach at NCAA Division II California State University, Los Angeles. His Golden Eagles posted double-digit win marks in both seasons and a CCAA tournament appearance during his short time in Los Angeles.


Before taking over at Cal State LA in 2014, Shaw spent 16 years as a Division I assistant coach which included stops at UC Riverside, Colgate University, Ball State University, UC Santa Barbara, and Colorado State University. He got his start in collegiate coaching as an assistant at his alma mater, the University of Utah.





Lauren Wolfinger

Assistant Womens Basketball Coach


Lauren Wolfinger signed on as an assistant coach at Gordon prior to the 2014-2015 season. She came to Gordon after playing three years under former Gordon coach, Corey Laster, at the University of Colorado– Colorado Springs (UCCS) and serving as his assistant for the 2013-2014 season.


A four-time captain at UCCS, Wolfinger helped lead the Mountain Lions from just six wins her first year to a program-best 19 wins by her senior season. She was named to the All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Third Team in 2011 and 2013 as well as to the RMAC All- Academic Team from 2011-2013. Off the court, she was a member of the UCCS Student Athlete Advisory Committee and UCCS Leadership Committee, participated in the NCAA Leadership Forum in 2012, and was selected to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s (WBCA) “So You Want To Be A Coach” program in 2014.


Wolfinger graduated with honors from UCCS in May of 2013 with a degree in communications and with a M. Ed in athletic administration from Endicott in August of 2016.



Krista Birnie

Assistant Womens Basketball Coach