PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Two-time field hockey Olympian, Kayla Bashore, has been named as an assistant coach for the Brown field hockey team in an announcement made by Head Coach Jill Reeve on Tuesday.
Bashore (Shoemakersville, Pa.) joins the Bears after assistant coaching stints with Transylvania University (2010-11), Columbia University (2009), and Indiana University (2006-07). Bashore was a member of the U.S. National Field Hockey team that finished 12th in the 2012 London Olympics and eighth in the Beijing Olympics in 2008. She also helped guide the U.S. National Team to a first place finish at the Chile Four Nations Tournament in 2007 and a sixth place finish at the 2006 World Cup in Spain.
"I'm delighted to have Kayla join our coaching staff. Her experiences coupled with her passion for coaching will be a terrific addition to our program," said Reeve.
Prior to her coaching career, Bashore was a unanimous 2005 Big Ten Player of the Year selection as well as a 2005 NFHCA Division First Team All-American honoree while at Indiana. The 2005 campaign was a successful one for Bashore, as she was a semifinalist for the Honda Award for field hockey's Player of the Year and led the Hoosiers to their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance. She was a fixture on Hoosiers from 2001-2003 and 2005, serving as co-captain in her junior and senior seasons in Bloomington.
Bashore, alongside Reeve and fellow assistant, Jillian Brown, will begin preparation for the program's 42nd season this upcoming fall.