Director of Lacrosse Operations & Assistant General Manager
Basler will oversee all lacrosse operations for the team as well as development and management of the team’s grassroots initiatives, which is a key area of focus for the new team as they work to establish strong ties in the area through partnerships with the existing lacrosse community as well as other key youth sports organizations. In addition, Basler will support the Riptide’s scouting, player signings, trades and contract negotiations.
Prior to his role for the Riptide, Basler worked in a number of sports operations roles, most recently as General Manager, National Teams for US Lacrosse. In that role, he led the administration and operations for the national teams program, which includes both men’s and women’s senior and under-19 teams, as well as the men’s indoor team. During his four years at US Lacrosse, Basler was part of three world champion teams – the U.S. Men’s National Team in 2018, U.S. Women’s National Team in 2017 and the under-19 U.S. Men’s National Team in 2016. Prior to US Lacrosse, Basler was Director of Football Operations for Louisiana Tech University where he managed the program’s day-to-day operations. In addition, he previously served as Director of Player Personnel for the football program at Middle Tennessee State University. Basler has a B.A. in Business Administration from University of Washington and an M.B.A. in Sports Business Management from San Diego State University.