Libby Bassett, former Saint Mary's College assistant coach and four-year letterwinner at the University of San Diego, joined the Golden Bears as an assistant coach in February 2009.
In her first year at Cal, Bassett primarily worked with the goalkeepers, coaching them in training sessions and games. Bassett was also responsible for game film breakdown and analysis as well as recruiting. The Seattle native also served as the point person in the soccer office for summer camps organization and marketing as well as community outreach.
While at Saint Mary's, Bassett served as the goalkeeper coach, and planned and conducted all goalkeeping trainings. In her year with the Gaels, she garnered experience assisting in planning and implementing of training sessions, recruiting, breaking down and analyzing game film in addition to other soccer operations.
Prior to coaching at Saint Mary's, Bassett spent a year as an assistant coach with her alma mater. At USD, she also served as the goalie coach and coordinated and promoted successful USD summer soccer camps and clinics. She also supported and monitored the academic progress of the student-athletes. She was instrumental in the recruiting process at both Saint Mary's and USD, contacting and evaluating potential recruits as well as helping the new recruits transition to college.
Bassett played at USD from 2000-2004, advancing to the NCAA Tournament all four years. She was named the 2004 MVP of her squad, a West Coast Conference honorable mention in 2003, and a WCC scholar athlete. Bassett also attended a U.S. Under-21 National Team training camp while playing at USD. In 2003 and 2005, Bassett trained with Italian Serie A teams ACF Milan and Fiammamonza, respectively.
Bassett graduated Magna Cum Laude from USD with a bachelor's in history in 2004. She earned her a master's in international cooperation and development from the University of Pavia, Istituto Universitario Degli Studi Superiori in Pavia, Italy, in 2007.