K.C. Bassett

K.C. Bassett is currently the head women's basketball coach. She was head junior varsity coach and assistant varsity coach for seven seasons prior to being named the head women's basketball coach for the 2014-15 season.

Before joining the coaching staff, she was a four-year starter and twice captain on Sterling College teams that finished with a combined record of 99-28 [78%], and won two conference championships and one KCAC tournament championship. Her teams made three trips to the NAIA National Tournament, where they finished in the Sweet Sixteen twice and Elite Eight once.

K.C. began her playing career in 2003-2004 as KCAC Freshman of the Year and honorable mention All-Conference, and ended her senior campaign (2006-2007) as the KCAC's Player of the Year and a third-team NAIA All-American. During her Sterling career, she was named to three KCAC All-Conference First Teams and earned NAIA Academic All-American honors twice. K.C. is Sterling College women's basketball all-time assist leader [549] and sixth all-time leading scorer [1,374].

In spring 2007, K.C. graduated summa cum laude and Sterling College's Outstanding Student of the Year. She received the Professor Fran Jabara Leadership Award and was named the Sterling College Woman Athlete of Year.

Before Sterling College, K.C. attended Immaculata High School in Leavenworth, KS, where she played basketball and volleyball for four years. She is the Lady Raiders' all-time leading assist leader and third all-time leading scorer. Prior to high school, K.C. was starting point guard on a Kansas Belles AAU basketball team that finished three seasons in the elite eight at AAU national championship tournaments. During her seven year AAU career, K.C. earned Missouri Valley age-group player of the year honors, twice.

K.C. resides in Sterling and, in addition to her position as a coach, she is an adjunct professor in the Exercise Science Department at Sterling College.


M.A. in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation from Emporia State University
B.A. in Education from Sterling College


Phone: 620-278-4285