BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Bridgewater State University head women’s basketball coach, Bridgett Casey, was inducted into the New Agenda: Northeast Hall of Fame on Sunday, November 4th at a ceremony held at the Woodland Golf Club in Newton.
New Agenda: Northeast began its Hall of Fame in 1988 to honor those women who have helped advance the role of women in sports in the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Casey is entering her 22nd season at the helm of the BSU women’s basketball program. Since arriving at Bridgewater in 1997, she has compiled an overall coaching record of 311-237 (.568) as she is the program’s all-time winningest coach.
During her tenure as the Bears’ skipper, Casey has guided her teams to six Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Tournament championships and six NCAA Division III Tournament bids including five straight from 2011 to 2015. The Bears also captured MASCAC regular season titles five times in a span of seven seasons from 2008 to 2014.
For her success on the hardwood, Bridgett was selected as the MASCAC Coach of the Year in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2013.
Prior to her arrival at Bridgewater State, Bridgett gained valuable coaching experience working as an assistant under two top women's coaches in the Northeast. She was an assistant coach at Brown University (1996-97) with head coach Jean Marie Burr, and as an assistant coach at her alma mater Bryant College (1993-96) under head coach Mary Burke.
Coach Casey's skills as a coach began developing as a player. Bridgett was a four-year starter of the Bryant women's basketball team. As a point-guard, she scored over 1,000 points in her career, served as team captain and was selected to the Northeast-10 All-Conference Team.
About New Agenda: Northeast
New Agenda: Northeast was founded in the spring of 1986 by Mary Lydon, President of the Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; Mary Pratt, Past Vice-President of the Division for Girls’ and Women’s Sport for the Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; and Mark Colon, Education Director for the New England Sports Museum. It was based on the National New Agenda, established in 1983 through the efforts and leadership of the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, an Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, and The Women’s Sport Foundation. New Agenda: Northeast has provided leadership for girls and women in sport since 1986. The program, directions, emphases, and goals continue to address the changing needs of girls and women in sport.