Story courtesy: ETBU Athletics
The East Texas Baptist University athletic department announces new additions for the women’s basketball program replacing former assistant coach Caleb Henson. Head Coach Rusty Rainbolt has promoted Blake Arbogast to the first assistant coach and added Lindsey Shaw as an assistant coach and head coach for the developmental team. Also, Laura Daulton has been added as a graduate assistant coach.
“We are so excited about the additions of Coach Shaw and Coach Daulton to our staff. Both are women of character, commitment and success. Each woman has a strong relationship with Jesus, passionate about investing in young people and highly driven to help this program succeed,” says head coach Rusty Rainbolt. “They will bring different experiences and perspectives to our staff that we haven’t had. I know our players, staff and this university will benefit from both additions.”
Arbogast has been on the women’s basketball staff for one year, where he served as the Head Coach for the developmental team for the 2019-2020 season. He came to ETBU after coaching two years at the University of the Ozarks in the men’s basketball program. Having American Southwest Conference roots, he played four years at Howard Payne University and was a graduate assistant for one season. Arbogast graduated in 2015 from HPU with a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science. He also coached at Holiday High School.
Shaw comes to ETBU and will be the second assistant and head developmental coach. Venturing to Texas from Colorado, she has been the assistant coach and head junior varsity coach at Fruita Monument High School since 2013. She has also helped with the Colorado Premier Basketball Club U17’s for four years and this past year was the Western Slope Area Director.
Collegiately, she played at NCAA Division II Colorado Mesa University for four years and was a part of the 2012-13 team that won the RMAC Championship and advanced to the Elite 8. During her time at Colorado Mesa, she was on the President’s and Dean’s Honor Roll, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Honor Roll, and helped with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Graduating Cum Laude in 2015, she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology in both K-12 Physical Education and Exercise Science.
Claiming All-State honors at Bayfield High School, Shaw was the Intermountain League Player of the Year and a three-time All-Intermountain League selection. She holds her school record for points in a game at 31 and helped her team advanced as far as the Sweet 16 in the Colorado State Tournament.
Daulton moves into the graduate assistant position after playing at Utah State University the past three seasons. The Academic All-Mountain West and Mountain West Scholar-Athlete played in 45 games for the Aggies. While at Utah State, she also was the president of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the secretary for the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
She was a four-time Texas All-State selection at Oak Ridge High School in Spring, Texas, being named to the first team her junior and senior seasons. Averaging a double-double at 13 points and 10 rebounds in her season campaign, Oak Ridge won the district championship. She was also a four-time All-District first team selection. She graduated with degrees in Economics and Finance in May 2020 from Utah State University and will be pursuing her master’s degree in Business.
ETBU has produced three straight 20+ win seasons, won the 2018 American Southwest Conference Tournament Championship, and been regionally ranked the past two years.