Coaching Staff

Varsity Coaches:

Doug Nielsen–coach@brightongirlsbasketball.com

Licensed USA Basketball Gold Coach

Coach Nielsen is entering his second year as Head Coach of the women’s basketball team at Brighton High School. In Coach Nielsen’s first year, the Bengals recorded double digit victories for the first time in 6 years. 

Coach Nielsen has been coaching youth basketball for more than 15 years. He is the founder and president of WNBC Basketball, a club for both girls and boys. His teams have been invited to play in tournaments across the United States, including in Kentucky, Oregon, California, Nevada, Wyoming, and Colorado. Teams have won multiple championships and are known for their physical, fast-paced style of play.

Chrissy Lassen

Coach Lassen is in her fourth year at Brighton and her dedication to the building of this program has been tireless and her importance unmatched. 

Coach Lassen graduated from BYU with a B.S. in athletic training/sports medicine and has worked in physical therapy for over two decades which makes her invaluable to the health of our student athletes. The importance of having someone running our program with this knowledge and expertise cannot be overstated.

Laura Damron

Coach Damron has been around the Brighton High basketball program off and on over the last 18 years.  She played for Brighton from 2003-2007 and returned to coach for 6 years starting in 2013. 

Coach Damron’s expertise and dedication has earned her the title as The only coach on staff having been part of two state championships; one as a player and one as assistant coach in the 2014-2015 season. After a two year break, Laura is back and ready to roll. Lady Bengals forever! 

Josh Stephens

Licensed USA Basketball Gold Coach/Bengal consultant for life.

Sophomore Coaches: