Indiana University women’s soccer adds Emily Basten as full-time assistant coach
Basten served as the team’s volunteer assistant coach in 2019, and as a graduate assistant for the 2018 and 2017 seasons.
“Emily is a tireless worker,” van Bennekom said. “She is extremely detailed in how she goes about her work and has already been invaluable in our recruiting efforts. She has a great connection with our student athletes and her passion for our University is infectious. Our program just got better.”
Basten served the program as she pursued her Master’s Degree from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She is an alum of the program as she transferred to Indiana from Central Michigan for her senior season in 2015, playing every game on the Hoosier backline and earning the team’s Big Ten Sportsmanship award. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana in Neuroscience and spent a year working for the IU Varsity Club as the Annual Giving and Stewardship Coordinator.
“I am very excited to continue my coaching career with the Indiana Women’s Soccer program and want to thank Erwin and Indiana University for opportunity to do so,” said Basten. “It is rewarding to work for the program I am very fond of from my playing days, and I look forward to aiding our incredible staff take it to new heights.”
Besides on-field training and coaching responsibilities, Basten will be responsible for the coordination of the strategic talent identification and recruiting efforts.
Along with her work for Indiana Women’s Soccer, Basten has extensive coaching experience on the club side for both Alliance FC and Cutters, working with high school age teams.