2011-2012 Hurricane Women's Basketball Coaches
Head Coach Brett Vana comes to Louisburg from the Champions Academy in Indianapolis, IN, where he served as a Trainer and Talent Evaluator. With more than ten years of coaching experience for high profile teams, Coach Vana will bring tremendous knowledge and experience to this historic program. Coach Vana has spent the majority of his coaching career overseas, working with National leagues in places including Switzerland, Germany and Denmark. Before leaving the United States in 1999, Coach Vana began his coaching career at Western Kentucky University where he worked as a graduate Assistant.
Before leaving the United States in 1999, Coach Vana began his coaching career at Western Kentucky University where he worked as a graduate Assistant.
Coach Vana attended Lake Erie College in Painesville, OH, where he was a 4-year starter for the Storms. As a player he received several honors including NAIA Great Lakes All-Region team and Male Athlete of the Year. Vana graduated with a Bachelors Degree of Science in Chemistry.
Coach Vana is excited about this opportunity and stated, “This program has a huge tradition -- two national championships and coaches like Coach Holloman and Paul Sanderford. There have been a lot of great players here. One of my goals is to develop these kids as players, and also get them qualified (to compete at four-year schools).”
Assistant Coach John Basaldu enters his third year at Louisburg College. He returns after spending last year as an assistant at Francis Marion University. His primary responsibilities will be assisting in the day to day operations of the program: coordinating recruiting; scouting opponents; overseeing student managers, the video program; and providing academic support for the team members.
Coach Basaldu graduated in 2003 from Michigan State University with a B. S. degree in athletic and business administration. He has over nine years of basketball coaching experience, including extensive time coaching at the high school level. He also served as a video coordinator for the WNBA’s Detroit Shock during its championship season in 2003.
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Head Coach Brett Vana