Alexander Basiakos will rejoin his alma mater for a second season as the men’s soccer graduate assistant coach following a stellar three-year playing career with the Purple and White.
Basiakos’ playing career transcended into his abilities as a coach after he passed down knowledge as an offensive-minded defenseman to all-conference selection Greg Knox. Between his big leg and strong inbounding passing Knox is Capital’s career assists leader as a junior with 32. In 2018, Knox set a program record with 16 assists and he was named First Team All-OAC, Second Team All-Region and Second Team All-Ohio. In 2018 Knox was joined by defenseman Dominic Zumpone ’18 as a second team All-OAC selection and was among five all-conference picks following a 2017 season in which the team finished conference runner-up and earned an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament.
Basiakos came to Capital in 2014 after spending his freshman season at NCAA Division I Wright State University. He immediate slid into the starting lineup as a defender, but also showed offensive abilities all over the field.
Following his senior season, Basiakos earned the conference’s highest athletic honor when he was named the OAC Defensive Player of the Year. That year, Basiakos served as co-captain and started in all 20 matches for the Purple and White. He scored five goals, two of which were game-winners. He also preserved a tie against then-No. 4 Ohio Northern with a header that leveled the match. Basiakos also earned First Team All-OAC honors, as well as All-Ohio and All-Great Lakes Region laurels.
He is a two-time all-conference and All-Ohio honoree that finished his Capital career with nine goals, four assists and 22 points. Over the course of his career Capital pitched 22 shutouts, including 12 in 2016. Last year, Cap spent time inside two different national rankings and set program records for the longest winning streak (10) and longest unbeaten streak (14).
He is working toward his masters of business administration at Capital while serving as coach. He graduated from Capital in 2017 with a degree in education.