Tony Bassett will enter his fourth year as an assistant coach in 2012 for UMass working primarily with training sessions, scouting, recruiting, match analysis, as well as day-to-day operations of the program. He also spends time training the Goalkeepers.
As a player, Bassett played 4 years at UMass for Coach Koch, from 2005-2008. A very technically gifted attacking central midfielder for his first three seasons with the Minutemen, Bassett was switched to a left back position for his senior year. Starting all 19 games his sophomore year, he helped lead his team to a #22 National Ranking. In his junior year, Bassett helped the Minutemen finished with a #4 overall National Ranking and captured the Atlantic 10 Title, followed by a miracle NCAA tournament run all the way to the College Cup in Cary, NC. During his senior year in 2008, he helped the UMass Men's Soccer program receive their first ever at large bid to the NCAA tournament where they hosted Harvard in the First Round.
Bassett also has experience with Coaching at the Club and Olympic Development Program (ODP) levels. In August of 2009, he served as an assistant coach to Trevor Singer (Graduate Assistant Coach at the University of Temple) for the 92 Maine Boys ODP State Team. That team finished first in its group at Regionals in New Jersey and advanced to the semi-finals in Delaware for the first time in state history. In 2004-2005, Bassett helped as an Assistant Coach for Josh Kalkstein's '90 Marin Futbol Club (Marin FC) Boys team in Northern California.
In 2010, he worked with Western United's U-10 Developmental Academy with former UMass graduate and Amherst H.S Soccer Coach, Derek Shea. He currently is the Head Coach U15 FC Massachusetts Boys club team working for Ed Matz, as well as their U10 Boys Developmental Academy. In June of 2011, he received his Advanced National Diploma from NSCAA. In June of 2010, he received his "C" Coaching License from USSF. In March of 2012 Bassett attended the Ajax Futbol Club Coaches Symposium in Amsterdam, and received an Ajax Youth Academy Coaching Certification.
BASSETT'S PLAYER BIO AND CAREER STATS:
Junior (2007):Game-by-Game Statistics
Sophomore (2006):Game-By-Game Stats
Freshman (2005):Game-By-Game Stats
Before UMass: A 2005 graduate of Marin Academy where he was a three-time Bay Counties All-League selection ... tabbed Bay Counties League MVP as a senior and was a Far West All-American ... led the Wildcats to three league titles and one NCS title ... scored 16 goals and had 16 assists in his senior season ... posted 33 goals and 41 assists for his prep career ... also played for the Central Marin Bandits club team and the Fremont Fury club team ... led the Bandits to a NHB Cup Championship (2002) and the State Cup Championships (2004) ... While on Fremont Fury, the team won the Surf Cup Super Group Invitational in 2004 and the Nomads College Showcase in 2005 ... a four-time Cal North ODP State team player and was named captain of the squad in 2005 ... in 2002 and 2004 he was named to the Region IV ODP team, traveling with the squad to Germany under coaches Mike Lindenburger and Paul Krumpy in 2004.
Personal: Anthony Edward Charles Bassett ... born Feb. 26, 1987 in San Francisco, Calif. ... son of Christine Bassett ... majoring in journalism ... lists drawing as a hobby.
BASSETT'S CAREER STATISTICS OFFENSE GP G A Pts Shots Shot% SOG SOG% GW PK-Att 2005................ 12 1 0 2 3 .333 1 .333 0 0-0 2006................ 19 3 1 7 12 .250 4 .333 1 0-0 2007................ 19 0 1 1 5 .000 1 .200 0 0-0 2008................ 11 0 2 2 2 .000 1 .500 0 0-0 TOTAL............... 61 4 4 12 22 .182 7 .318 1 0-0