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Brasa takes the reins of girls’ basketball and volleyball

July 3, 2021

Caroline Brasa has been named the new head coach of the Cheshire Academy varsity girls’ basketball and varsity girls’ volleyball programs. 

Brasa, who was most recently assistant coach of the Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors women’s basketball team, brings with her a nearly a decade of knowledge in the fields of coaching and playing. She started at CA on July 1, and will also be serving as a member of the school’s teaching faculty in the fall.  

“I am so excited for the opportunity to coach and teach at Cheshire Academy,” said Brasa. “I’m looking forward to developing students both on and off the court.”  

As a player at Western Connecticut State University, the 5-foot-9 forward was recognized annually in the Little East Conference. As a fulltime starter in her senior year, Brasa led the LEC in offensive rebounding, was second in scoring, third in overall rebounding, and fourth in free throw percentage. At her time of graduation, she ranked 17th in the WCSU program with 1,012 points.  

Brasa served as assistant coach at Albertus Magnus College before moving to ECSU, where she helped the Warriors to a third straight Little East Conference regular-season title, third straight LEC tournament finals berth, and third straight NCAA tournament selection.  

Today, Brasa works part-time for the Boston Celtics as a youth basketball coach, assisting in clinics put on by the organization. She previously served as a graduate assistant at Southern Connecticut State University in the sport management department.  

About Brasa’s appointment, Athletic Director Jim McCarthy said, “We’re very excited to welcome Caroline to Cheshire Academy. She has a strong playing background and has spent her professional career coaching at the collegiate level in Connecticut. Her passion and enthusiasm for working with young people was clearly evident in the interview process and I know she’ll bring that energy and expertise to our student-athletes in at CA. In addition, she understands the values and mission of CA and will be a great addition to our community.” 

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