|College:||West Virginia '07|
Following a successful career at West Virginia, Bassler returned home to join the Green Terror staff in 2008.
Bassler was a scholarship member of Mountaineers from 2003-06, playing offensive tackle on the 2004 and 2006 Gator Bowl teams and 2005 Sugar Bowl championship squad.
A 2003 graduate of Francis Scott Key, Bassler returned to his high school alma mater as the offensive and defensive line coach for the varsity squad prior to coming to the Hill.
During his playing days at Key, he was a four-time All-MVAL selection and three times earned all-county honors. A member of the 2003 Baltimore Touchdown Club Super 22 team, he was a two-time all-state tight end and was named to the all-metro team by the Baltimore Sun.
Bassler graduated from West Virginia in 2007 with a bachelor of arts in history.