SEATTLE – Head coach Heather Tarr announced today the hiring of assistant coach Ashley Andrews. Andrews, an Olympia, Wash., native comes to the UW after spending the last six years as a player and graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee.
Andrews was a four-year starter for the Lady Vols at shortstop and catcher. She was part of two teams that advanced to the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City. While completing her master's degree in sports psychology, she served as a graduate assistant the last two years at UT under Ralph and Karen Weekly.
"Ashley is an up and comer. She will relate well to our players," Tarr said. "She's a bright young lady with a noticeable energy and sense of self confidence."
Initially, Andrews, who attended Tumwater (Wash.) High, will work with the UW outfielders and assist pitching coach Mike Roberts with the catchers and battery development. She will also assist Tarr in recruiting.
"Ashley's leadership and versatility as a player will prove beneficial to us as a coaching staff. She is bright and focused. I'm excited to get her here and immerse her in our culture," Tarr said.
The Huskies host their final camp of the summer on Labor Day weekend. To sign up for the High School Showcase camp, visit washingtonsoftballcamps.com
Fall practice for the Dawgs begins on Sept. 15.