Warriors Basketball Clinics
Caroline Brasa begins her seventh year associated with the collegiate game – thrid as an assistant coach following a four-year playing career – as she returns to the staff of head coach Denise Bierly.
The East Hartford resident spent the 2015-16 season as an assistant coach under head coach JR Fredette at Albertus Magnus College, the Falcons winning 14 of 26 games and earning the No. 6 seed in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference tournament. In 2016-17, she joined the Eastern staff and helped the Warriors to a third straight Little East Conference regular-season title, thirds straight LEC tournament finals berth, and third straight NCAA tournament selection.
Brasa enjoyed a celebrated playing career as a 5-foot-9 inch forward at Western Connecticut State University, where she was recognized in the Little East Conference season-ending awards program each year. A member of the LEC All-Rookie Team, Brasa earned spots on the All-LEC second team as a sophomore and junior before being voted to the All-LEC first team following a standout senior year.
In her first season as a fulltime starter as a senior, Brasa led the LEC in offensive rebounding (6.7), was second in scoring (15.5), third in overall rebounding (8.6) and was fourth in free throw percentage (80.2). She led the Colonials that year in scoring, rebounding and three-point field goals (34), among other categories.
In four years, Brasa ranked among the LEC Top 10 a total of 15 times in nine different statistical categories.
Brasa, who helped Western to a four-year record of 68-39 (32-24 LEC), ranked 17th all-time in the program at the time of graduation with 1,012 points. She averaged 11.3 points and 5.3 rebounds with 126 three-point field goals in a 90-game career.
Brasa is the sister of former Eastern volleyball letterwinner Jacqueline and daughter of former Eastern baseball letterwinner Ken.
Brasa earned her B.S. Degree in Communication with a minor in Psychology from Western in 2015.
Beth Regan ’79 returns to the program for her third season as an assistant women’s basketball coach, where she previously served under E-Club Hall of Fame coach Bob Miller for three seasons in the mid 1980s.
Regan played basketball and softball at Eastern in the late 1970s, and later returned to coach the women’s soccer program through its first six years on the varsity level between 1986 and 1991.
A native of New Britain and long-time resident of Hampton, Regan lettered four seasons under Miller, where she played on the first team to win 20 games, and first post-season tournament and national tournament qualifying teams. As a sophomore, she lettered on the first intercollegiate softball team under E-Club Hall of Fame coach Clyde Washburne.
In the fall of 1986, the 1998 E-Club Hall of Famer left her position as the highly successful women’s soccer coach at Tolland High School to serve as head coach of the newly-instituted women’s soccer team at Eastern. In six years, Regan led the Warriors to a record of 48-30-9. In her third year, Eastern qualified for the ECAC Division III New England Tournament, and the following season, qualified for its first NCAA Division III tournament.
During Regan’s three-year stint as assistant women’s basketball coach between 1984 and 1987, Eastern qualified for one NCAA and two ECAC tournaments and compiled an overall record of 51-27. Her final season coincided with the first season of the Little East Conference.