Coach Ashley Harris enters her fourth season at Tennessee Wesleyan University. During each of her first three seasons, Harris has increased the win total each year. She set a school record with 16 wins in 2016, which included a program best third place finish at the conference tournament. She recruited and coached the 2016 AVCA Northeast Regional Freshmen of the Year, Sundara Chinn. During her first three seasons, Harris has more then doubled the conference win percentage from the previous four years before she arrived.
Ashley Harris was given one of the top honors a volleyball coach can receive when she was recognized as one of the top "30 Under 30" coaches in the country by the American Volleyball Coaches Association in 2017.
Harris came to TWU from Maryville College where she was an assistant coach from 2012-2014. She helped lead MC to a USA South conference championship in 2013, and an appearance in the NCAA DIII national playoffs. She also coached the elite level travel teams for K2 volleyball club in Knoxville, TN during this time as well.
Harris was born and raised in Abrams, WI, and played volleyball and softball at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI. In volleyball, she was a four-year starter and team captain her senior year when she led the team in blocks and was second in kills. She graduated from Stritch in 2008 with a major in sports management and a minor in communications.
Ashley is married to Ian Harris, who is her assitant coach and recruiting coordinator. They have a daughter named Poppy Austinn, who was born in April 2016. She is the daughter to Jerry and Kathy Sutrick, and sister to Hailey and Adam Sutrick.
|2||Emily Donovan||FR||OH/DS||5-8||North Pole, AK|
|3||Marjorie Smith||FR||OH||5-11||Chattanooga, TN|
|4||Haley Amet||FR||DS/L||5-7||Maryville, TN|
|6||Gabi Catt||FR||S||5-11||West Memphis, AR|
|7||Elizabeth Houk||JR||L/DS||5-4||Surprise, AZ|
|9||Maggee Hobson||FR||OH/DS||5-8||Oxford, MS|
|10||Maura Emert||JR||MH||6-0||Knoxville, TN|
|11||Avery Hilliard||SO||MH||6-1||Memphis, Tennessee|
|13||Mandi Flores||SR||MH||6-0||Crystal City, TX|
|14||Kylie Hatfield||FR||RS/OH||5-10||Knoxville, TN|
|15||Kailyn Lillie||SO||L/DS||5-8||Alabaster, AL|
|16||Miyah Woodard||FR||MH||6-1||Memphis, TN|
|20||Tia Madden||SO||S||5-6||Farragut, TN|
|25||Sydney Ritten||FR||RS||6-1||Orlando, FL|
|26||Olivia Fisher||SR||OH||5-9||Lenoir City, TN|