Meet One of BSU’s Finest Coaches: Bridgett Casey

One of BSU’s most recent Hall of Fame inductees is none other than Bridgewater State Bears Women’s Basketball Head Coach Bridgett Casey (she/her) for the Class of 2023. Casey has been the head coach for the last 26 seasons with a 379-284 record and a conference regular season record of 195-105. She is the only BSU Women’s Basketball coach to reach the 200 and 300-win plateaus. Along with the BSU Hall of Fame induction, Coach Casey was also inducted into the New Agenda- Northeast Hall of Fame in 2018.  

Coach Casey is a graduate of Bryant University, where she played basketball and softball. In basketball, she was a four-year starter at point guard, where she scored over 1,000 points in her career. She went into coaching after she graduated with a double major in accounting and history and has experience in coaching in all three NCAA Divisions. She was an assistant coach from 1993-96 at her alma mater of Bryant University (then Division II, now Division I) and then spent the 1996-97 season assisting at Division I Brown University before taking over at Bridgewater State. She also spent thirteen years as the head coach in softball at Oliver Ames High School.  

She led the Bears to seven MASCAC Tournament titles and NCAA Tournament appearances, with the most recent being last season against Westfield State. The Bears would go on to lose to #9 Messiah College in the NCAA Tournament last season. Casey had also lead the Bears to five straight championships from 2010 to 2015.  

The Bears are currently 2-3 in the young season, where they have had and continue to battle through a tough non-conference schedule in November and December. However, the Bears beat #24 UMass Dartmouth on Tuesday, November 28 with a score of 78-71, where they overcame a 13-point deficit in the second half. Coach Casey said, “I like to challenge my team because ultimately, we have these couple of teams that are better than us right now. As a program, we want to aspire to be them. So, we need to constantly play the better teams to be one of the best in the future.”  

Coach Casey has four sons with her wife Meghan Lasbury-Casey (she/her), named Owen (he/him), Jack (he/him), Liam (he/him), and Troy (he/him). Owen (‘25) is on the BSU Men’s Swimming & Diving team as a distance swimmer and is studying computer science. Jack is attending Worcester State University where he is a sophomore taking business administration and plays guard on the Men’s Basketball team.  

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