Cassie Bro enters her third season as an assistant coach at the Air Force Academy. She assists in all areas of the women's basketball program.
A native of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Bro came to the Academy after spending the 2006 season as an assistant coach at Barry University (Miami, Fla.).
Bro was the Barry Buccaneers' recruiting coordinator and assisted with game preparation and on-court instruction. She helped the team to a 14-14 record in 2006-07.
Prior to coaching, Bro played college basketball at both Idaho State University and the University of Alaska-Anchorage. Bro began her collegiate career at Idaho State, starting games for the Bengals in her first season and averaging 5.6 points per game. Bro connected on nearly 40 percent of her shots from three-point range and shot 85.7 percent from the free throw line. Bro played under McInelly, who was the head coach at Idaho State, as a redshirt freshman in 2000-01.
After an injury halted her playing career, Bro spent a year as the interim head coach at the Air Force Academy Prep School in 2003-04. Under Bro, the Huskies tied a school record for wins in a season with a 19-9 record. They also defeated the Army and Navy prep schools in a postseason tournament in West Point, N.Y. Bro returned to collegiate basketball, transferring to Alaska-Anchorage and competing for the Seawolves during her junior year. She was the team's top shooter, draining 35.7 percent of her shots from long range and 78.9 percent of her attempts from the charity stripe. Another injury ended her playing career and Bro completed her term at Alaska-Anchorage as a student assistant for the women's basketball staff.
During her prep years, Bro was a second-team all-state performer for the Lake City (Idaho) High Timberwolves. She led the squad to back-to-back league and regional titles, reaching the state semifinals as a junior and senior. Bro was named an honorable mention high school All-American by USA Today.
Bro earned a bachelor's of arts degree in physical education from Idaho State in 2006.