January 1, 2012
Lindley steps in as CWC men's basketball coach
Shelby Lindley is Central Wyoming College’s new men’s basketball coach.
Lindley, who was hired this fall as the assistant coach, has accepted the job to lead the Rustlers for the 2012-13 season, and fans can see the team in action at a home opener Thursday, November 1 at 6 p.m. against Impact Academy. Lindley also assumes the responsibilities as sports information director at Central.
Lindley spent the past season at Idaho State University where he was the graduate assistant/director of basketball operations. With Lindley’s help, Idaho State finished fifth in the Big Sky Conference. While at ISU, he worked for Deane Martin and Joe O’Brien. O’Brien has won three NJCAA National Championships and numerous other awards.
Before joining the staff at ISU, Lindley spent two years at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, and the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls where he worked under hall of fame coach Tim Hills, Brandon Rinta and Steve Gosar.
While coaching at Northwest Nazarene, the team compiled a 33-25 record while also recording its first NCAA postseason win in school’s history. Lindley coached the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year in Paul Egwuonwu and All-League Selection Brian Barkdoll (sixth round pick Tulsa 66ers NBA Developmental League). Lindley has spent the past two summers with the Idaho Select AAU program as the head coach for the U-16 team.
Lindley, originally from Wellsville, Utah and a graduate of Mountain Crest High School in Hyrum, Utah, attended Dawson Community College where he played baseball and was a Mon-Dak first team selection for pitcher and utility his sophomore year. Lindley then went on to play at Northwest Nazarene where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation and Sports Management.
CWC is planning to hire an assistant men’s basketball coach to support Lindley. The college also intends to commence a nationwide search for the coaching position at or near the end of the basketball season.