Middlebury

KJ Krasco

Women's Basketball Coach

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Phone: work802.443.3492
Alma Mater: Colby-Sawyer '05
Years at Midd: 1
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Krasco took over the women’s basketball program in the summer of 2014. She came to Middlebury from NESCAC foe Bowdoin, where she served as the top assistant coach for the previous three seasons.

During her three seasons at Bowdoin, she served as the top recruiter for a program that made two NCAA Tournament appearances and won over 20 games on two occasions. She was also part of the 2011-2012 Maine State Women’s Basketball Coaching Staff of the Year. Among her duties were recruiting, practice planning, scouting reports, and video breakdown.

Krasco’s coaching career began at St. Lawrence in 2005, where she spent two seasons with the Saints. She was part of the 2007 Liberty League Coaching Staff of the Year, as the team enjoyed a record-setting 20-win season.

Krasco’s next stop came in 2007, when she took over the reins of the Clarkson program as head coach. In her three seasons, she raised the level of play on the court and also directed the summer basketball camp. She also served as the compliance coordinator for the Golden Knights.

Prior to her three seasons with the Polar Bears, Krasco enjoyed a one-year stint as an assistant coach at Division II Merrimack in 2010-2011.

As a player at Colby-Sawyer, Krasco was a first-team All-Commonwealth Coast Conference player and 1,000-point scorer for the Chargers from 2002-2005. She was named the New Hampshire Division III Player of the Year in 2004-2005, as Colby-Sawyer won the Commonwealth Coast Conference title and reached the NCAA Tournament.

The Medford, Massachusetts, native is a member of the Medford High school Hall of Fame.

 

Jessica Turner

Asst. Women's Basketball Coach

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Phone: work802.443.2287
Alma Mater: Castleton '09
Years at Midd: 1
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Turner joins the coaching staff for the ’13-’14 season, previously serving at Green Mountain College as an assistant coach for three season. While at GMC, she assisted with recruiting, scouting, practice preparation, and all facets of the program. She also coached for the Spartan AAU Program in Castleton, Vermont in ’12 and ’13.

An ’09 graduate of Castleton State College, Turner (Jessica Banks) was a four-year standout for the Spartan basketball team. She was a three-time North Atlantic Conference (NAC) All-Conference selection, earning first-team honors her final two seasons. A two-time team most valuable player, Turner is among the top-five in scoring (1,120) and assists (426) all-time at Castleton. Over her four years, she appeared in 111 games, starting 110 and averaging nearly 33 minutes per contest. In her final season at Castleton, Turner averaged a career-high 12.1 points per game, leading the Spartans to a NAC Championship and the program’s first-ever berth in the NCAA Tournament.