2017-18 Women's Basketball Coaches
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K.C. Bassett
Head Coach - 4th Season
Alma Mater: Sterling College
Phone: 620-278-4285

K.C. Bassett enters her third season as head coach of the Lady Warrior’s Basketball program.

In her second season as head coach, Bassett and the Lady Warriors had a tough non-conference slate to begin season. After falling in many close games, Sterling started to find a rhythm throughout the season. The Lady Warriors would come up with wins over top 25 opponents, including #24 Kansas Wesleyan and #25 Friends University, as well reaching the KCAC Women’s Basketball Conference Tournament for the second straight time under Coach Bassett. The Lady Warriors finished with a 11-19 (9-11) record.

Sterling had two Warriors recognized with postseason honors including Hailey Davis being named a unanimous All-KCAC First Team selection and an All-KCAC Defensive Team selection, while Jordin Greer was an All-KCAC Honorable Mention selection for the Lady Warriors. Davis also reached the 1,000 point club and was also named to the NAIA Honorable Mention All-America Team.

The 2014-2015 marked the first season under new Head Coach K.C. Bassett. After a slow start, Sterling  demonstrated continuous improvement specifically at home in the Gleason Center with victories against top 25 opponents, including wins over #23 Oklahoma Wesleyan, #17 Southwestern College, and #16 Friends University. The Lady Warriors finished with a 13-18 (9-9) record. 

Prior to becoming the head women’s basketball coach, Bassett was an assistant coach for the Lady Warriors for seven years under the tutelage of Sterling College Hall of Famer Lonnie Kruse. During her time as an assistant, Bassett helped Sterling attain a combined record of 146-72, winning the KCAC Regular Season Championship four times, the KCAC Women’s Basketball Tournament five times, and making it to the NAIA National Tournament five different 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 basketball’s all-time assist leader [549] and ninth 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.


B.A. in Education from Sterling College, 2007

M.S. in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation from Emporia State University, 2010

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Chad Comley
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season
Alma Mater: Sterling College

Chad Comley begins his first year as a head varsity assistant coach for the Lady Warriors. Comley will be recruiting, specializing in post play, and assisting the program in any way possible.

Comley brings 20 years of coaching experience to the Lady Warrior team. Prior to joining the Women’s Basketball coaching staff, Comley was a junior high assistant at Liberal, KS, a Sterling College Men’s Basketball assistant from 1996-1998, and head coach for the Lyons High School girls program from 1999-2009. During his time as head coach at Lyons High School, his team reached the Sub-State finals twice and placed third at State in 2003. In 2009 he joined the boy’s basketball coaching staff at Lyons as an assistant coach for two years. From 2011-2016, Coach Comley was the head varsity assistant for the Sterling High School girl’s basketball team. During those four years, the Lady Bear’s compiled a record of 81-15.

Coach Comley started his playing career at Hutchinson Community College. He then decided to further his education and basketball career at Sterling College and played for Jim Woudstra from 1989-1993. During his playing career at S.C., his team won a Conference Title in 1993 and Comley was named First Team All-Conference and All-District Ten.

Coach Comley is a 1988 graduate of Buhler High School.

Comley resides in Sterling with his wife, Wendy, and their four children- Kylah, Kenan, Kinzie and Kaz.

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Kate Brickell
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season
Alma Mater: Sterling College

Kate Brickell is in her first year as an assistant coach for the Lady Warriors.

Prior to joining the Women’s Basketball coaching staff, Brickell was a four-year member of the Sterling College Women’s Basketball team from 2012-2016.

Brickell played point guard for the Lady Warriors in her four seasons at Sterling College, helping the team reach the KCAC Tournament all four seasons, reaching the semi-finals once. Brickell finished her Lady Warrior career with 162 assists.

Brickell attended Jefferson County North High School in Winchester, Kan. where she helped lead her team to a State Championship her senior year in 2012.

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Pete Manely
Athletic Trainer - 15th Season