KJ Krasco
KJ Krasco
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 802.443.3492
Email: kkrasco@middlebury.edu
Alma Mater: Colby-Sawyer '05
Years at Middlebury: 7

Krasco begins her seventh season in 2020-21 after taking over the Panther 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.

In her first six seasons on the Middlebury bench, Krasco has tallied a 89-63 record, increasing the team's win total from 11 her first season to 20 (20-8) in 2018-19, reaching that mark for just the first time since the 2001-02 season and just the fifth time in program history. She guided the program to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since the 1997-98 campaign, earning a first-round win over John Carroll in the 2019 tournament.

Prior to her arrival as the Panthers' leader, she served as the top recruiter for three years at Bowdoin for a program that made two NCAA Tournament appearances and won over 20 games on two occasions. She was also part of the 2011-12 Maine State Women’s Basketball Coaching Staff of the Year. Among her duties for the Polar Bears 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 2010-11.

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 2004-05, as Colby-Sawyer won the Commonwealth Coast Conference title and reached the NCAA Tournament. Krasco was inducted into the school's athletic hall of fame in 2014.

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