Cal Poly Roundup: Cal Poly hires women’s basketball assistant

sports@thetribunenews.comSeptember 4, 2013 

As Cal Poly women’s basketball head coach Faith Mimnaugh’s coaching tree continues to grow, a new branch has sprouted. 

The Mustangs announced the addition of Mackenzie Argens to the coaching staff Wednesday. The 2012 Washington graduate was a four-year standout for the Huskies and left Seattle as one of the best shot blockers and rebounders in program history, leading the team in each category three out of her four seasons. 

“We’re happy to add coach Argens to our coaching staff,” Mimnaugh said in a news release. “She was a hard-working post player at Washington, and I believe she will be a hard-working post coach at Cal Poly. She has impressed me with her ability to connect with our student-athletes and, really, anyone who crosses her path.”

This after two former Mimnaugh assistants moved on to head coaching jobs this summer. 

Kerri Nakamoto, who helped the Mustangs win the Big West Conference Tournament and advance to the first NCAA Tournament in program history last season, is now the head coach at NCAA Division II CSU Monterey Bay. 

And Julie Shaw, who left Cal Poly for Gonzaga in 2011, took the head coaching job at Division III Laverne (Calif.) in July. 

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Cal Poly introduces 6-5 transfer wing

The Mustangs announced the addition of 6-foot-5 wing player Michael Bolden, who transfers in as a junior from Irvine Valley College. 

“Michael has the heart to defend, the skill to score and the athleticism to immediately help our program,” Cal Poly head coach Joe Callero said in a news release.

Bolden averaged 14.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in an all-Orange Empire Conference first-team campaign last season. 

“Once Cal Poly called me and had me go up there, I kind of knew that’s where I wanted to go,” Bolden told The Tribune when he verbally committed in June. 

“I’m going to work hard in the offseason right now and just earn as many minutes as I can.”

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