Jalen Little | Coaching Assistant
Jalen Little is entering his third season as a coaching assistant for CSC men's basketball.
Little graduated in 2016 from Abiliene Christian University where he was the Wildcats' starter at point guard for two seasons. He finished among the top six in the NCAA Division I Southland Conference both seasons for assist-to-turnover ratio, carrying a combined 2.3 ratio through the end of his ACU career.
Prior to Abilene Christian, he starred at Otero Junior College, playing for CSC head coach Houston Reed. Little's sophomore season at OJC, he led all of NJCAA Region IX and was tenth nationally with 6.7 assists per game while averaging double-figure scoring.
Little hails from Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he played for Sierra High School.
Taylor Shaffer | Coaching Assistant
Taylor Shaffer will be entering his first year as a coaching assistant for Chadron State College.
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. He left Otero last summer to accept a coaching opportunity with the United States Basketball Academy (USBA), a national training facility in Xian, China.
Prior to 2016 he was an assistant coach at Otero for one season, after playing collegiately at Otero and Colorado Mesa where he earned degrees.
“Taylor was a team leader as a captain on a national qualifying team as a collegiate player," said CSC Head Men's Basketball Coach Houston Reed, of Shaffer. "He’s continued to excel as a leader as a basketball coach and has gained great experience in the field at an early age. Taylor will bring toughness, high expectations and detailed orientated organization to our program. We are excited to have him help lead our young people.”