CHADRON, Neb. — August 27, 2019 — Chadron State College athletics welcomed 13 new employees, the latest of whom started work on Monday, into the fold since the start of the previous semester.
The newest addition is office assistant Kaitlyn Adams, a graduate of Colorado Mountain College who previously worked in the banking industry. She is also a photographer, having trained professionally in college, and has lived in Chadron off and on for three years. Adams is a native of Kremmling, Colorado.
Softball brought in two new coaching assistants who are both alums of the program. Kayla Campuzano, formerly Michel, graduated last year from CSC after a brilliant career as a catcher, first baseman and designated player. Courtney Newton, formerly Lecher was an outstanding shortstop for the Eagles for four years. They will both assist head coach Kaley Ness for the 2019-20 school year.
Head Volleyball Coach Jennifer Stadler added coaching assistant Kim Davis to her coaching roster over the summer. Davis, who assisted the program once before in 2015, brings 28 years of volleyball coaching experience to her new role at CSC.
The men’s basketball program was fortunate to land coaching assistant Taylor Shaffer as a new addition. Shaffer brings college head coaching experience into his role as an Eagles assistant coach, having coached the women’s team at Otero Junior College for two seasons, from 2016 to 2018. “Taylor will bring toughness, high expectations and detailed oriented organization to our program,” said CSC Head Men’s Basketball Coach Houston Reed.
Jesse Bleidt is the track and field team’s latest addition, put on staff to coach throws following the departure of new hire Paul Barrett to Montana, earlier in the month. Bleidt finished up his throwing career at CSC in 2018 after two Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference titles, two runner-up finishes, and seven all-conference awards in four years.
The track and field and cross country programs are also awaiting the contract of a new head cross country coach.
For women’s basketball, two more former Eagles student-athletes will assist head coach Janet Raymer. One is Mickenzie Brennan, who completed her career at CSC last year after starting at North Platte Community College. Stacy Girard, a track and field star for the Eagles and All-American in the 1,500 meters, will also be a coaching assistant for women’s basketball.
Finally, the wrestling team brings in Joey Dozier to join last year’s addition, Andy Szalwinski, on the staff as coaching assistant. Dozier was a two time MIAA conference medialist at Fort Hays State in Kansas up through last year. Aspen Naylor was added to the team as a student assistant after completing his competition eligibility at CSC last season.
The football team also added Luke Bengtson and Steven Koch as coaching assistants earlier in the summer, and put Jake Geil on the staff just before spring practice. In addition, Marco Sanchez went from student assistant to coaching assistant in the spring.