Dan Bassett was hired as an assistant coach for the Nebraska soccer team in July 2010.
In his first season as a full-time member of Head Coach John Walker’s staff, Bassett helped the Huskers post a 13-7-1 record, including a 9-1-0 record at home.
A familiar face to the NU soccer program, Bassett previously spent three seasons as a volunteer coach for the Huskers (2005, 2006 and 2008). During that time, he also coached the Bellevue West High School boys and girls squads and played two seasons for Bellevue University, helping the Bruins compile a 25-12 record. Bassett served several roles while on the Husker support staff, including alumni relations, video operations and gameday operations.
“This is a position that I will put my heart and soul into,” Bassett said. “It may be cliché to say that the university has a huge tradition of academic and athletic excellence, but it is true. I am fully aware of those traditions and will aim to not only honor them, but do my best to enhance them.”
A native of Bulkington, England, Bassett moved to the United States in 2004 and began his coaching career with club teams in Kansas City and Omaha. He earned an engineering degree from North Warwickshire and Hinckley College in 2002. While in England, Bassett also spent time coaching the Coventry and Birmingham women’s Centers of Excellence.
He resides in Lincoln with his wife, Stacie, a native of York, Neb.