Pamela Bass
Pamela Bass
Position: Assistant Coach
Years at Brown: 5th Year
Pamela Bass enters her fifth year as an assistant coach for the Brown women's basketball program. Bass is a 1991 graduate of Brown and played under Head Coach Jean Marie Burr during her first season on College Hill. As a player in 1988-89 and then in 2002-2003 as the Bears' top aide, Bass contributed to two Coach Burr teams that distinguished themselves as among the most improved teams in the country and Brown Bear Basketball history. During the last three seasons as Coach Burr's top assistant, Coach Bass has played a key role in the program's development, as it has posted 49 wins, the second most victories in any three-year period throughout its history. She is a solidifying force for the team and is actively involved in their development both on and off the court. Bass serves as the program's Recruiting Coordinator. Her national recruiting contacts, thoroughness, and passion for Brown bring a unique aspect to the program's recruiting efforts. She is driven to recruit the best student-athletes to College Hill. Bass brings a wealth of coaching experience to Brown Basketball. In her 13 years of coaching at the Division I level, Bass has worked with some of the top coaches in women's basketball history. After graduating from Brown, Bass started her coaching career as a graduate intern at The University of Texas working with four-time National Coach of the Year Jody Conradt, one of the winningest coaches in women's basketball. In addition to assisting the Lady Longhorn basketball program, she served as an athletic marketing intern and compliance assistant for the University of Texas while pursuing her graduate degree. Before returning to College Hill Bass served as an assistant coach at Yale University where she was actively involved in player development, scheduling and recruiting. Prior to that she coached and was the Recruiting Coordinator at the University of Hartford and at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Her recruiting talents gained national recognition as she upgraded both institutions' recruiting efforts and a number of the players she recruited gained all-conference honors. From 1993-1996 Bass served as an assistant coach at Providence College, where she was responsible for offensive strategy. The Lady Friars were consistently among the leaders in the Big East in offensive categories with their up-tempo style of play and three point shooting abilities. Coach Bass was also in charge of the program's recruiting efforts. In 1995 the Big East Office selected Coach Bass to serve as an assistant coach on the Big East All-Star Team. In that capacity Bass coached the Big East All-Stars during their playing tour of Australia. In 1996 the Lady Friars were the Big East Women's Basketball Co-Champions. Bass is a member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and was elected as an Assistant Coach Representative in 1994. In addition she has appeared as a round table discussion leader at the WBCA Convention. A native of Wisconsin, Bass graduated with honors in 1991 from Brown while concentrating in American Civilizations. She earned her Masters in Education in Sports Administration from the University of Texas in 1993.