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Head Coach Serol Stauffenberg
Under Coach Serol Stauffenberg, CWC women's basketball got off to a good start in the first year, posting an 11-18 record, with a 5-6 home record. Stauffenberg, who revived the volleyball program just three years ago, took on the task of coaching the new women's basketball team.
Stauffenberg returns to CWC for his third year as head women's basketball coach.
Under his direction, the Rustlers went 20-10 last year and 11-18 the previous year. They finished second in the Wyoming Community College Athletic Conference, and second in the Central Sub-Region of Region 9.
Prior to Rustler basketball, Stauffenberg helped revive the CWC volleyball program in 2006. He was head coach in 2006 when the Rustlers finished third at the Region 9 tournament and was co-head coach when the Rustlers lost in the Region 9 championship. He recruited and coached a number of all-conference and all-region players. His players garnered many academic awards including four Academic All-Americans. The Rustlers also boasted a GPA that ranked them in the top five in the nation both years.
Stauffenberg coached at Dickinson State University (ND). He was the head coach for two years and recruited two Miss Basketball candidates to the Dickinson State program. After leaving DSU, his recruits went on to play in the Elite 8 of the NAIA national tournament. One of his recruits was tabbed as an All-American.
He also coached at the high school level in Richardton, ND and Thermopolis, guiding them to five state championship games, winning two. He was named district and region coach of the year numerous times and was named Wyoming 3A Coach of the Year twice. Overall this is his 16th year of coaching.
Serol is married to Tiffany Stauffenberg, head CWC volleyball coach, and has two children—Demi, 7, and Brenon, 5.