Indiana head women’s basketball coach Curt Miller has hired Briana Bass to the new staff position of assistant to the director of basketball operations. Bass spent the 2013-14 season as assistant video coordinator for the program.

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“I am excited to announce the hiring of Bree Bass to our newly created full-time position,” Miller said. “Bree helped us out during the spring semester in a part-time role and made an immediate impact on our players and program. Bree has boundless energy and her positive attitude rubs off on the coaching staff and players.  She played at the highest level of college basketball and she can provide invaluable lessons to our young players.  Bree will assist Liz Honegger, our director of basketball operations, with the behind the scene responsibilities of our program.”

Bass just recently earned her master’s degree from Indiana University in sports administration.  Prior to attending graduate school at IU, she played four years at Tennessee under head coach Pat Summit and graduated in 2012 with a degree in sport management with a minor in business.  She appeared in 118 games during her career in Knoxville and was part two Elite Eight runs (2011, 2012) and a Sweet Sixteen appearance (2010).

“I am excited to begin this new role with Coach Miller and everyone involved with Indiana women’s basketball,” Bass said.  “They have made me feel so welcome since I started here last season.  I look forward to continuing to help in developing this program.  This coaching staff and these players have something special going here in Bloomington and it is an honor to be a Hoosier.”

As a freshman in 2008-09, Bass made 13 starts, appearing in every contest for the Lady Vols to average 3.9 points, 2.1 assists and 1.3 rebounds per game..  In each of her final three years in Knoxville, UT won the SEC Tournament Championship and won 27 or more games in each of those years.  During her senior year (2011-12), Bass made nine starts, including every SEC Tournament and NCAA Tournament game.

A 2008 graduate of North Central High School in Indianapolis, Bass helped lead North Central to an Indiana 4A state title, earned all-state honors three times and was named an Indiana All Star after her senior year.