Dawson Community College alumnus Shelby Lindley was recently named head men's basketball coach and sports information director at Central Wyoming College. He was originally hired as an assistant for Rustler basketball this fall but was promoted when coach Curtis Condie resigned in October.
Originally from Wellsville, Utah Lindley was a member of the DCC men’s baseball team where, as a sophomore in 2007, he achieved Mon-Dak first team pitcher and utility player under former Buccaneer head coach Brent Diegel.
Lindley was an excellent athlete and has a history of working with excellent coaches and producing terrific teams.
From DCC and the Buccaneers he went on to Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. There he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation and Sports Management. Joining the athletic staff Lindley focused on coaching basketball at Nazarene. The Crusaders built a 33-25 record and logged their first NCAA postseason win ever. Lindley gained added expertise working under hall of fame basketball coach Tim Hills as well as Brandon Rinta and Steve Gosar of the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls.
This past season Lindley spent at Idaho State University where he became the graduate assistant/director of basketball operations. At ISU, he worked for Deane Martin and Joe O’Brien. O’Brien has won numerous awards and three NJCAA National Championships.
Lindley rounded out his past two summers with the Idaho Select AAU basketball program as the head coach for the U-16 team.
“Shelby was always a great student during his time at DCC” said biology instructor Kevin Pena. “It is wonderful to see how someone can use their time at DCC to build towards a future of success. It will be fun to see Shelby apply his work ethic to this challenge, and the fact that Central Wyoming College competes in Region IX with Dawson Community College only adds to the fun!”
Central Wyoming will battle the Bucs and their long time Coach Don Mast on the hardwood twice this season. Their first game against Central is away, January 19th in Riverton, WY. They meet again at home in Glendive February 20th in Toepke Center at 7:30 p.m.
Coach Mast has spent 31 years as a basketball coach with a career record of 553 wins and 344 losses. His record as DCC coach is 398 wins and 257 losses. As coach of the Buccaneers Mast has the great distinction of being the longest tenured men's college coach in the state of Montana.
Don’t miss the action this season as the Bucs take on Dakota College in their second home game November 28th.