Coaching Staff


Kayla Bashore
Head Coach, Indiana Field Hockey
2-time Olympian (2008, 2012)

Kayla played at Indiana University from 2001 to 2005.  During her Indiana playing career, she received numerous awards including Big Ten Player of the Year (2005), NFHCA All-American (2003, 2005), first-team All-Big Ten (2002, 2003, 2005), two-time All-American (2003, 2005), a semifinalist for the Honda Award (2005), the IU Balfour Award (2001), and the Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship & Leadership Award (2003).  She captained IU's 2005 team, which advanced to the second-round of the NCAA Tournament, finished as the Big Ten runners-up, and still owns the program record for single-season wins (17).

Following her All-American playing career for the Hoosiers, Kayla went on to compete with tge USA Field Hockey Team, participating in 175 international competitions.  Highlighting her stint with Team USA was the opportunity to compete in the 2006 World Cup in addition to the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, where her teams placed eighth and 12th, respectively.

Kayla has coached in many capacities.  As an assistant coach, she has brought her experience to Indiana University (2006), Columbia University (2009), Transylvania University (2010), and Brown University (2014-2016).  Kayla also created and implemented numerous camps, clinics, and club programs for youth ages four to 18 in multiple locations throughout the country emphasizing life skill acquisition through sport.

Bashore earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Indiana University in 2005 and MBA from Western Governors University in 2016.  She is married and has one son, Corbin.

Indiana University Vice President and Director of Athletics, Fred Glass, on Kayla Bashore:

"We are thrilled to welcome Kayla back to Bloomington to lead our field hockey program into a new, exciting era," said Glass. "Both here at IU and through her post-collegiate career, Kayla excelled at the highest level nationally and internationally for more than a decade, including two trips to the Olympics.  As a coach, she has a reputation as an outstanding recruiter with a proven record of success during her eight years as an assistant coach. She has a passion for the program and its players to be successful academically, athletically, and personally."


Pim van Paassen
Assistant Coach, Indiana Field Hockey
Goalkeeper Specialist

Pim’s playing experience began in the 2000s with Mixed Hockey Club Zoetermeer in Zoetermeer, Netherlands.  He began as a goalkeeper at age 13 and transitioned into coaching by the time he was 15.  With MHC Zoetermeer, Pim coached at the U-16 (girls) and U-19 (boys) levels.

While at Northwestern University, Pim helped their starting goalkeeper hold a .750 save percentage with four shutouts and worked with a forward line that averaged 3.6 goals per game in the 2016 season.

In the years prior to joining Northwestern’s staff, he served as an assistant and goalie coach at Total Dutch Field Hockey in Somerset, NJ, and rose through the ranks as a teacher and field hockey coach at the British School of the Netherlands. Pim also made appearances at World Camp USA and the European Sportways Goalie Camps in Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland, and Spain.

Pim served as an assistant coach for Princeton Day School (N.J.) and a coach at New Jersey’s High Performance Academy during the 2017 season.  During his time in the Garden State, he also instructed youth players at the Princeton Field Hockey Club and the USA Futures program in the New Jersey/Pennsylvania region.

For nearly a decade, Pim has instructed field hockey players of all ages in the United States and Europe.  Prior to joining the Hoosiers’ coaching staff, he served as a guest goalie coach for the United States Women’s National team in the 2017 season.

Pim van Paassen earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Physical Education, with a minor in Sports Coaching, from The Hague University for Physical Education in 2013.