CBC names head volleyball coach

Shatel Gaines has been named the head volleyball coach at Central Baptist College.  

Gaines, originally from Jonesboro, received a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education from Arkansas State University.  

Gaines comes to CBC from Cape Girardeau, Mo., where she served as volleyball coach at Cape Girardeau High School. She has five years of coaching experience in different capacities at the high school and Junior Olympic levels.

CBC Athletic Director Lyle Middleton said, “Coach Gaines fits our mission at CBC. We believe she has the experience and expertise to make an impact at the college level. I am excited for our current players and recruits.”

Gaines attended Jonesboro High School where she earned all-conference honors and all state volleyball honors. She also earned female athlete of the year her senior year.  

Gaines is married to Chris and they have a daughter.