Coach Gaines begins her second season at the helm of the Mustangs volleyball program.
In her first season, CBC went 4-21 overall and 2-10 in American Midwest Conference play. She returns four players from last year's squad, including AMC honorable mention honoree and Champions of Character defensive specialist Lenee Gibson.
The volleyball Mustangs gave Coach her first win in the Philander Smith Classic against Lane College, an NCAA Division II school from Tennessee. She also coached the team to wins over in-state rival Crowley's Ridge College and AMC foes Harris-Stowe and St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
She 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 (J.O) levels.
Gaines attended high school at 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 of high school.
Gaines originally from Jonesboro, Ark. received a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Arkansas State University.
Gaines is married to, Chris, and they have one daughter and are expecting their second child, a boy, in September.
|3||Cirstin Lee||FR||DS||5-4||Walnut Ridge, Ark.||Greenbrier|
|4||Alexis Stackhouse||FR||RS/OH||5-6||West Memphis, Ark.||West Memphis|
|5||Lenee Gibson||SR||L/DS||5-3||Webb City, Mo.||Webb City|
|7||Ikeshia Murphy||FR||RS/OH||5-9||Newport, Ark.||Newport|
|8||Sarah Clemmons||FR||MB||5-8||Bryant, Ark.||Bryant|
|9||Neiagha Thomas||FR||DS||5-5||Sherwood, Ark.||Sylvan Hills|
|10||Kobie Hartman||SO||S||5-3||Greenbrier, Ark.||Greenbrier|
|13||Hope Johnson||SO||S||5-6||Rogers, Ark.||Rogers|
|15||Kelsy Knox||SO||OH||5-6||Barling, Ark.||Greenwood|
|21||Emily Harp||FR||MB||6-0||Harrison, Ark.||Arkansas Tech|
|23||Madelyn Black||FR||S/RS||5-8||Hattiesburg, Miss.||Conway Christian|
|24||Sydney Hawkins||FR||DS||5-3||Conway, Ark.||Conway|
|31||Alexia Woodard||FR||MB||5-9||Olive Branch, Miss.||Desoto Central|