Head Coach: Dorinda Shaffer
Volunteer Coach: Terry Tyson

Office Phone:530.251-8807

Fax: 530.251.8813
E-Mail:  dshaffer@lassencollege.edu

Athletic Director: Dr.Terri Armstrong

Assistant Athletic Director: Glen Yonan
School Colors: Black and Orange
President: Dr. Marlon Hall
Mascot: Cougar

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Dorinda Shaffer



Schedule and Results
November 6, 2015Friday-Sunday

Mission Tournament

Diablo Valley

Mission2:00 PM

 89-53 L

November 7,2015Saturday

Mission Tournament

vs. Modesto


 63-48 W

November 8,2015Sunday

Mission Tournament

vs. Skyline


 80-70 L

November 12, 2015Thursday

Merced Tournament

vs. Fresno City

Merced2:00 PM 110-59 L

Merced Tournament

vs. Taft

MercedTBA 79-58 W

Merced Tournament

vs. Cypress

MercedTBA 70-53 L
November 20,2015 Friday

 Barstow Tournament

vs. Chaffey

 Barstow TBA 68-62 W
November 21,2015Saturday

Barstow Tournament

vs. Mt. San Jacinto

BarstowTBA 78-42 L
November 22,2015Sunday

Barstow Tournament

vs. Porterville

BarstowTBA 64-54 W
December 4,2015FridayAmerican RiverAmerican River 5:00 PM

 73-68 L

December 5,2015SaturdayOhloneOhlone2:00 PM

 80-56 W

December 10,2015Thursday

Allan Hancock Tournament

vs. Monterey

Allan Hancock5:00 Pm 67-42 W
December 11,2015Friday

Allan Hancock Tournament

vs. Allan Hancock

Allan HancockTBA 58-47 W
December 12,2015Saturday

Allan Hancock Tournament

vs. Siskiyous

Allan HancockTBA 86-53 L
December 17,2015Thursday

Monterey Tournament

vs. American River

Monterey TBA


 84-39 L

December 18,2015Friday

Monterey Tournament



 57-32 W

December 19,2015Saturday

Monterey Tournament



 54-46 L

January 3,2016SundayCabrilloCabrillo 4:00 PM

 84-66 W

January 4, 2016MondayGavilanGavilan 6:00 PM

 68-57 W

January 14,2016*ThursdayRedwoodsSusanville, CA7:30 PM 70-67 L
January 16,2016*SaturdaySiskiyousWeed, CA 6:00 PM 101-43 L
January 20,2016*WednesdayShastaShasta, CA 7:30 PM 51-48 W
January 23,2016*SaturdayFeather RiverSusanville, CA6:00 PM 59-48 W
January 27,2016*WednesdayButteOroville, CA7:30 PM 77-66 W
January 30,2016*SaturdayRedwoodsEureka, CA4:00 PM 74-72 L
February 6,2016 *SaturdaySiskiyous CollegeSusanville, CA6:00 PM 86-72 L
February 10,2016 *WednesdayShasta CollegeSusanville, CA7:30 PM 66-57 L
February 13,2016*SaturdayFeather River CollegeQuincy, CA.6:00 PM 74-72 W
February 17, 2016*WednesdayButte CollegeOroville, CA
7:30 PM 67-65 W

*Golden Valley Conference Games



Coaching Staff

Coach and Team Bio

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.

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