Head Coach: Dorinda Shaffer
Volunteer Coach: Sara Henderson
Athletic Director: Dr. Tammy Robinson
School Colors: Black and Orange
President: Dr. Marlon Hall
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|Sept. 20-21, 2014||Saturday/ Sunday||Mission College||Santa Clara, CA||Out of Season Competition|
|Nov. 5, 2014||Wednesday||Yuba City||Yuba City, CA|
|Nov. 13-15, 2014||Thursday-Saturday||Merced Yournament||Merced, CA|
|Nov. 20, 2014||Thursday||Mendocino||Mendocino, CA||5:30 p.m.|
|Nov. 21, 2014||Friday||Gavilan||Gavilan, CA||5:30 p.m.|
|Dec. 4-7, 2014||Thursday-Saturday||Contra Costa Tournament||Contra Costa, CA||TBA|
|Dec. 12-14, 2014||Friday-Sunday||Allan Hancock Tournament||Santa Maria, CA||TBA|
|Dec. 19-21, 2014||Friday-Sunday||Monterey Tournament||Monterey, CA||TBA|
|Jan. 4, 2015||Sunday||Simpson J.V.||Susanville, CA||5:30 p.m.|
|Jan. 3 or 5, 2015||Saturday or Monday||Gavilan||Gavilan, CA||4:00 p.m.|
|Jan. 7, 2015*||Wednesday||Shasta||Shasta, Ca||5:30 p.m.|
|Jan.10, 2015*||Saturday||Feather River College||Susanville, CA||5:30 p.m.|
|Jan.15, 2015*||Thursday||College of the Redwoods||Susanville, CA||5:30 p.m.|
|Jan.17, 2015*||Saturday||Butte College||Oroville, CA||5:30 p.m.|
|Jan.21, 2015*||Wednesday||Siskiyous College||Weed, CA||5:30 p.m.|
|Jan.31,2015*||Saturday||Butte College||Susanville,CA.||5:30 p.m.|
|Feb.7, 2015*||Saturday||Shasta College||Susanville, CA||5:30 pm|
|Feb.14,2015*||Saturday||College of the Redwoods||Eureka, CA||5:30 pm|
|Feb.19 2015*||Thursday||Siskiyous College||Susanville, CA||5:30 pm|
*Golden Valley Conference Games
Shaffer took over as womens basketball head coach at Lassen College in 1993 and led her team to a 25-6 season and a trip to the final eight. Coach Shaffer went on to accept a full-time position at Lassen High School where she coached Varsity Basketball and Field Hockey. Her coaching record both as a head coach and assistant coach was 106-27, but it was at the high school level that she believes she really learned to develop players. In 2009, she returned to Lassen College as Head Coach and is in the process of developing a winning program.
Coach Shaffer earned her bachelor's degree in History and English from Santa Clara University. She also has a teaching credential for History and P.E. from the University of San Francisco and a Master's of Science in P.E. from West Virginia University. After college, she went on to play basketball professionally in Norway. She was inducted into the Santa Clara Hall of Fame in 1998.
Though Coach Shaffer was an outstanding offensive player, she is most proud of the fact that her Santa Clara team was consistently ranked in the top of the nation defensively. She attributes her own offensive success to her team's defensive prowess. She firrnly believes that the offense can only be successful when players face great defense day in and day out and the toughest defense the first string should ever face is the second string. Without that team dynamic there is no team success.
Coach Shaffer was introduced to coaching by being given her Norway club's B team to coach. This team went undefeated and won the Norwegian national championship (20-0). Upon returning to the States she landed the head assistant coaching job at the University of San Fransico where she was the defensive coordinator, in charge of conditioning and post player recruitment from 1990-1992. USF won the conference championship in 1992 (14-10) and was ranked #2 in the nation defensively. In 1992, she returned to Susanville to assist Gary Kloppenburg at Lassen College and was a part of the second back-to-back state chamionship in 1993, which finished with a record of 33-1.