STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Director of Athletics, Chris Ledyard, has announced the hiring of Alexis Basil as the Coordinator of Fitness and Facilities, Tuesday afternoon.
Basil joins the Barons after a successful career, both playing and coaching women’s basketball, at West Virginia University and most recently serving as the Athletic Director at the Trinity Christian School in Morgantown, W. Va.
While at Trinity Christian, Basil assumed the major responsibilities for efficient administration of the middle school and high school’s 14 athletic programs. She oversaw all aspects of the athletic department from game preparation and management to planning the athletic department budget. Basil organized the facilities, marketing and fundraising events annually for Trinity Athletics.
In 2009, Basil implemented a chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) on Trinity’s campus.
Prior to joining Trinity’s staff, Basil began the “Alexis Basil School of Basketball” and a consulting service. The School of Basketball served high school and junior high school aged boys and girls, teaching skills and developing fundamentals for individuals, teams and groups through progressive, skill-building sessions. Basil served as an AAU coach for junior and senior high school boys and girls as well. She organized and supervised basketball camps and clinics for all ages and was a speaker at camps and clinics in the tri-state area. Basil also developed a consulting program for local high school players and college programs.
Basil began her career in basketball in 1997 as a member of the West Virginia University women’s basketball team. Basil was First Team All-Atlantic 10 selection, a team captain and MVP, an All-Freshman Atlantic 10 selection, and the first WVU player to record triple-100 in points, rebounds and assists all four years on the court. Basil was unanimously selected to WVU’s women’s basketball Top 16 Player All-Time Team.
On the coaching side, Basil led the Mountaineers as the head coach from 1997-2001 after serving as an assistant from 1991-1997. As an assistant, Basil helped the Mountaineers to an NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance.
Under Basil’s guidance, WVU received five votes for the top-25 poll at the end of the 1997-98 season. In her first season as the head coach, Basil tied the school record for most wins as a first year head coach. Her Mountaineers ranked 17th in the country for team three-point shots made per game (6.2) during the 1997-98 season.
Basil was selected as the head coach of the Big East All Star team in the summer of 2000. Her team was the top winner with a 5-1 record against the Canadian National Team and All Star teams representing Simon Fisher University and the Canadian National Champions.
The Mountaineers held a team GPA of 3.0 or higher for nine semesters under Basil while every player received their undergraduate degree during her coaching tenure. Basil coached two GTE Academic All-Americans and the Big East Scholar Athlete of the Year in 1998.
Basil joins the Barons as the Coordinator of Facilities and Fitness beginning in the fall of 2015. She will manage athletic facilities scheduling for the entire athletic center, including five outdoor playing fields and several off-site practice and competition facilities. Additionally, she will manage the athletic department SWOP for approximately 100 student workers, with emphasis on fitness and facility employees. Basil will serve as a liaison with physical plant services regarding custodial and maintenance requests and facility communication.
Basil earned her bachelor of arts (’87) and master of arts (’92) in political science from West Virginia University.