POULTNEY, Vt. – Green Mountain College women's basketball head coach Brad Rideout announced on Thursday that Chanleigh Casey will join his staff as its new assistant coach for the 2017-18 season.
"I am excited to have Chanleigh join my staff here at Green Mountain," said Rideout. "It is always a positive when you are able to bring back a former player and alumna to join your staff."
Casey will be tasked with assisting with in-game situations as well as in practices where she will work with all the players. Her primary responsibilities will be with working with the team's post players as well as holding recruiting responsibilities throughout Vermont and the surrounding states.
"Coach Casey will bring a good amount of knowledge and energy to our program," added Rideout. "She has a solid basketball background and the ability to teach others what she knows. She has a hunger to get better and a willingness to learn as a coach. Being a former player and alumnae here at GMC, her extreme knowledge of what is takes to be a GMC student-athlete will help a great deal in recruiting. It is great to have her back on campus again as part of the GMC family. Her pride and passion for GMC makes her a welcome addition."
Casey returns to Green Mountain College after being a three-sport athlete for the Eagles from 2010-14. She comes to Green Mountain having coached the 7th and 8th grade girls' basketball team at Rutland Town School since 2015. She also coached the 6th through 8th grade softball team at Rutland Town during that time.
Casey was a four-year letter winner for the Eagles on the basketball court. During her senior season, the forward averaged close to 10 points and 9 rebounds per game. Overall she scored 404 points while grabbing 374 rebounds during her career.
She also featured prominently on Green Mountain's volleyball and softball teams. Casey totaled 200 kills and 236 digs during her three years on the volleyball court and played in the infield for four years on the diamond.
Casey is happy to start her collegiate coaching career while returning to the sidelines of the Eagle Dome.
"This is the best of all worlds," asserted Casey. "I get to come back to my alma mater and do something I love and am passionate about. I am very excited to get started with this new challenge."