OJC Press Release ID: 2806

Tuesday, June 5, 2018


OJC Head Women’s Basketball Coach is Moving On
 

Taylor Shaffer, OJC head women’s basketball coach has resigned from his position. Shaffer has coached at OJC for three years, two of those as head coach, and one as an assistant coach. Before coaching at OJC, Shaffer attended OJC as a student athlete on the men’s basketball team. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from Colorado Mesa University after completing an associate’s degree at OJC. Shaffer is leaving OJC to purse an opportunity with the United States Basketball Association (USBA) in China.

“Although I am sad to say goodbye to my team, we have a strong group put together for the coming season, and whoever takes on the role as head coach will have a good foundation to work from. I wish the team best of luck in the upcoming season.” Shaffer said.

Shaffer explained that he has enjoyed everything OJC has been able to offer him. After being a student at OJC he was thrilled when the opportunity to be an assistant coach under Head Women’s Basketball Coach Aubry Boehme become available. Shaffer took over as OJC’s head women’s basketball coach after serving as the assistant women’s basketball coach for one year. Shaffer reflects on the experiences OJC has given him personally and professionally, he said he is thankful for what he has been able to accomplish and is energized by all he has done so far in his career.

“Coach Shaffer has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go overseas and coach basketball.” OJC Athletic Director Gary Addington said. “Chances like these don’t come around very often. We thank Coach Shaffer for his time here as a player and coach. Although we are saddened to be losing him, I congratulate him on behalf of Otero Junior College and wish him the best.”

For more information contact OJC Athletic Director Gary Addington at 719-384-6859 or Gary.Addington@ojc.edu.

 

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Taylor Shaffer, OJC head women’s basketball coach has resigned from his position to pursue an opportunity with the United States Basketball Association in China. Shaffer has coached at OJC for three years, two of those as head coach, and one as an assistant coach.