Three Rivers College has hired new assistant coaches for softball, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball.
Trey Rakes is the new assistant coach for men’s basketball after Three Rivers alumni Anthony Beane accepted a job at Lindenwood University. Rakes worked as the Video Coordinator for men’s basketball at Coastal Carolina last year. He also spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Colby Community College in Kansas and was a graduate assistant for Coastal Carolina from 2017-19.
“Trey is doing a great job,” men’s basketball coach Brian Bess said. “He brings a lot of energy to the program, and he gives the guys a lot of physically demanding drills, which I like.”
Women’s basketball has hired Caleb Livingston, who coached former Lady Raider All-Americans Myia Yelder and Chaylea Mosby, as well as Poplar Bluff standout Kiley Bess, at the high school and travel basketball levels. Livingston has 11 years of coaching experience and won a state championship in 2020 at Nettleton High School in Jonesboro, Ark., and this will be Livingston’s first season coaching college basketball.
“Things are going great, better than I expected,” women’s basketball coach Alex Wiggs said. “He’s going a great job with recruiting and player development. Every day he’s doing a great job.”
Softball has hired Summer Shockley as a full-time assistant coach after Shockley spent the previous two years as a part-time assistant. Shockley, a former pitcher, won a softball state championship as a senior at Van Buren high school, and as a freshman at Three Rivers, she was named Region XVI Player of the year, All-Region XVI, and MCCAC All-Conference as Three Rivers softball reached the national tournament for the first time in school history. She went on to play for the University of Missouri for two years, graduating in August of 2021 with her bachelor’s degree in Health Science. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Athletic Administration.
“Summer has brought a ton of discipline and new ideas to our program,” softball coach Jeff Null said. “Her previous experiences at the JUCO level and her experiences of playing and pitching for the University of Missouri in the SEC has given her a well-rounded background of knowledge of how to be successful at the highest levels. That is invaluable knowledge at our level. That and having a full-time pitching coach on staff sets us apart from other JUCO programs across the nation.”
Three Rivers women’s basketball has gone 52-2 the past two seasons with two trips to the national tournament, including an appearance in the final four in 2021.