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."