Dan Bassett was hired to the SFA soccer coaching staff on Tuesday.
Feb. 12, 2013
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin head soccer coach Wally Crittenden announced the hiring of Dan Bassett on Monday to join the Ladyjacks coaching staff in an assistant role.
Bassett, a native of Bulkington, England, spent the previous three years as an assistant coach for the University of Nebraska women's soccer team. During that three-year stretch the Huskers went 23-23-2 while members of the Big 12 and Big 10, which included a 13-7-1 campaign in 2010 in which Nebraska went 9-1-0 at home.
"I am very excited to announce the addition of Dan Bassett to our soccer staff," Crittenden said on Monday. "Dan is a great person, a great coach, and he will be a fantastic ambassador to the program. Dan is a tremendous teacher of the game and his passion and charisma will be enjoyed by all of those who work around him. Our players are fortunate to have a coach with his technical experience and background of leading teams in the Big 12 and the Big 10 while at the University of Nebraska. When I began to consider coaches for this position, Dan was one of a very few who I recognized shared a similar value system as well as an appreciation for the experience we are trying to create for our student-athletes. There is no doubt in my mind that with Dan and Kelly Tarrant, our players now have a complete support structure to supersede the past standards of achievement as we move on to the next step in this program's storied history."
Bassett also spent three seasons as a volunteer coach for the Huskers (2005, 2006 and 2008). During that time, he also coached the Bellevue West High School boys and girls squads and played two seasons for Bellevue University, helping the Bruins compile a 25-12 record. Bassett served several roles while on the Husker support staff, including alumni relations, video operations and game day operations.
Bassett moved to the United States in 2004 and began his coaching career with club teams in Kansas City and Omaha. He earned an engineering degree from North Warwickshire and Hinckley College in 2002. While in England, Bassett also spent time coaching the Coventry and Birmingham women's Centers of Excellence.