Laurie Buford Castlen is a 2003 graduate of Owensboro Catholic High School and former Acette. She graduated from WKU in 2009 with a degree in business management. Laurie began coaching the Acettes during college in 2007 and continued off and on until 2014 after the birth of her first child. Laurie has a family history of coaching at Owensboro Catholic. Her sister Samantha Buford Payne also coached the Acettes and their mother Vickie Buford coached cheerleading throughout the Catholic School system for over 20 years.
Laurie along with her husband Travis Castlen, also a 2003 Owensboro Catholic graduate, are owners of US Lawns. She also helps out in the family masonry business L.A. Buford Inc. She has two children Caroline 5, who will be attending kindergarten at Owensboro Catholic next year and Tucker 4.