Justyn Shaw is no amateur with regards to Bartlesville High School b-ball.
Despite the fact that the nearby inhabitant has been authoritatively a mentor in the Bruin program just since 2018, he has been working intimately with Bartlesville ball players for over 10 years.
Presently he has his chance to utilize his experience as a player, onlooker and guide as the new Bartlesville High Lady Bruin lead trainer.
“I’m anticipating a ton of things,” Shaw said about being picked to design the Lady Bruins’ future hardwood fate. “I’m anticipating the experience. I’m anticipating the chance to mentor these young ladies specifically. I’ve sort of been thinking about the weight they’ve experienced the previous few months, not realizing who would have been their mentor.”
Shaw turns into the third lead trainer — this year — the Lady Bruins have had. Donnie Martin directed the group during the 2020-21 season, and left after the mission to mentor in Pryor. Pawhuska High young men’s ball mentor Talby Justus was recruited in April to turn into the Lady Bruins’ new mentor.
However, in June he acknowledged a training position in the University of Tulsa ladies’ ball program.
That opened the entryway for Shaw to collect his first prep varsity head instructing position.
“I’m anticipating becoming acquainted with the young ladies much better,” Shaw said. “They have a great deal of seniors. I’m anticipating working with Kate Gronigan on the grounds that I had the chance to mentor her sibling Andrew and presently I have the chance to mentor his more youthful sister.”
Shaw has scare information about enormous school ball on this side of the state.
He played his secondary school ball at Jenks, were he played in the state competition two unique years.
“I played for Scott Padek every one of the four years,” Shaw reviewed.
Following his time at Jenks, Shaw joined in and played ball at McPherson (Kan.) College.
At first, he was an educator of the game.
“I truly got profound into training doing camps and directing, doing some individual ability exercises,” he said.
He wound up in Bartlesville and 2009 “I considered going all in instructing,” with the Bartlesville Basketball Association.
Among the main Bruin players with which he worked were Kolin Tribble, Jakob Hartsock, Ramon Benson, Richard Courtney and others, who might help raised Bartlesville to the 2012 young men state competition.
Shaw likewise as of now turned out to be firmly connected with Clent Stewart — a previous playing rival from Tulsa Union High. Stewart would keep on working in summer ball until he turned into the Bartlesville High head young men’s b-ball mentor in 2014.
In the wake of working with the more youthful young men in the last part of the 2000’s, mid 2010’s, Shaw and Stewart changed to begin working with the youthful adolescent young ladies players.
Among those they help shape were Paige Wilson — who proceeded to play four years of school ball at Drury (Mo.) University — and the Culver sisters (Olivia and Gabby), just as Sierra Crow.
After Stewart became Bruin lead trainer in 2014, Shaw assumed responsibility for the BBA for two summers, which is the place where he acquired experienced in the calculated side of being a lead trainer and driving a program.
Shaw went through an all out six-year tutelage with the BBA.
Then, at that point, in 2018, Stewart moved toward Shaw about an opening for an eight-grade young men head training spot.
“I thought about it,” Shaw said. “I truly needed to help the young men’s program.”
In this billet, Shaw partook in the chance to have the option to assist with embellishment the abilities of Aadhi Ayyappan, David Castillo and others that are presently Bruin starters.
“Training them at the eighth-grade level was incredible,” Shaw said. “I asked Antonio Castillo, ‘Might you want to assist with instructing your sibling?'”
Shaw was elevated to the Bruins’ rookie young men head instructing position for the 2020-21 mission.
The test or him was that 10th graders David Castillo, Simian Gilkey and Cooper Wood became varsity regulars and didn’t play for the green bean group.
However, Shaw said the benefit was that large numbers of different green beans played up on the JV crew.
Shaw assumes responsibility for a modifying young ladies’ b-ball program that has won under 10 games (9-32) the last two seasons consolidated.
“I believe it will be an aggregate exertion,” he said about the focal point of accomplishment for the 2021-22 mission. “It will take each player we have. Clearly, winning must be with a group mindset. We need to essentially offer ourselves a chance to win. We’ll need to do it by advisory group.”
Shaw intends to underline safeguard.
“I think in the event that we can shape that protective attitude and outlook we’ll get an opportunity to contend,” he said. “I don’t have a clue the number of matches we’ll dominate. I figure the emphasis will be on the advancement of these young ladies. I think on the off chance that we keep that as the establishment, achievement will ultimately follow. I think the key is … everybody tapping on the right chambers and contributing in the correct manner.”
A portion of the veterans incorporate Kate Gronigan, Mikka Chambers, Kelsey Ward T’Keitha Valentine, Kaelynn Duncan, Ragen Hodge, Payten Pregler and others.
Shaw anticipates that Pregler should establish a solid connection her sophomore season in the wake of having been restricted last year by injury. She’s been playing summer ball with Team Griffin.
Among the returning seniors, Gronigan and Valentine likewise have been occupied on the late spring hardwood, he said.
Loads as of late acquired a clinical delivery, off a foot injury, and has started to get her movement, Shaw said.
Shaw said he’s anticipating much from his more established players, particularly Gronigan.
“On the off chance that we get her zeroed in and to take on that position of authority it will help,” he said. “She’s improved putting it on the floor. I truly need these young ladies to assault each game with a forceful mentality.”
He is anticipating Pregler manufacturing a major presence on edge side.
“We do have a little physicality,” Shaw said. “Yet, we’ll need to do it by board of trustees.”
He’s appreciative that last year’s green beans played a few varsity minutes.
“Once in a while, you learn by intense test time and they’ve had that openness,” he said. “They do have that to recline on. I’m anticipating perceiving how we progress and how we become together. I trust it’s (Frontier Valley Conference) perhaps the most cutthroat gatherings in the state. You can never require a night off.”
Shaw likewise is amped up for the fate of Bartlesville young ladies’ b-ball past this season.
“I’m only appreciative for the chance and prepared to begin,” he said. “I’m prepared for the test.”