Coach Bass is entering his 6th year as a high school coach. Coach Bass started his coaching career in Gardner at Pioneer Ridge Middle School; in his first years of coaching at the high school Coach Bass coached the freshman defense, varsity interior d-line, JV defense and coaching the varsity inside linebackers. This year Coach Bass will be working again with the freshman offense and the varsity o-line.
Coach Bass grew up in Dayton, Iowa and attended Southeast Webster High School where he graduated in 1989 as a 4 sport athlete competing in football, baseball, basketball and golf. Coach Bass was an all-conference selection in football, basketball and baseball.
In high school Coach Bass played on both sides of the ball as a defensive back, quarterback and punter. Coach Bass still holds his high school record for most interceptions in a season and career. Coach Bass was also selected as an all-state as a shortstop in baseball.
Coach Bass was married to his wife Sue on July 3, 1993 and they have 2 children: Kylie who will be a senior this year and Zach who is a sophomore this year. Sue works in the district as a life skills teacher at Madison Elementary. They have lived in Gardner for 16 years and love to cheer on the Blazers every Friday night!