Head Womens Basketball Coach
Carter Shaw was hired in the summer of 2016 as the sixth head coach of Gordon Womens Basketball since it began competing in the NCAA during the 1988-89 season.
The veteran coach takes over for Corey Laster, who resigned after two years on the job to take the same position at Colorado Christian, a Division II school in Lakewood, Colo.
Shaw came to Gordon after spending the previous two years as head coach at Division II Cal State Los Angeles. His Golden Eagles posted double-digit win marks and a CCAA tournament appearance during his short time in the City of Angels.
Assistant Womens Basketball Coach
Lauren Wolfinger signed on as an assistant coach at Gordon prior to the 2014-2-15 season. She came to Gordon after playing three years under Coach Lasters direction 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 Womens Basketball Coaches Associations (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.
“[Lauren] is one of the most accomplished players from UCCS and has tremendous leadership skills and a very high basketball IQ,” said Coach Laster. “She played for me for four years which will benefit our players in their adjustment to new expectations. Additionally, her participation in the NCAA coaching program also has helped to prepare her to be an assistant. Lauren will be a strong Christian role model for our players and an excellent addition to Gordon as a whole, and I am blessed to have her on board.”