Ashley Reid is The College of Wooster’s first assistant athletic director for diversity and inclusion. Reid moved into the administrative role on June 1, 2015, following nine seasons with the College's women's basketball program. She also serves as the department's senior woman administrator (SWA). Since moving into the administrative role, her duties have expanded to include compliance and internal management.
Among her various duties, Reid fosters systems of communication between athletics and other campus offices on matters of inclusion and diversity, works with admissions and coaching staff on efforts for the recruitment, retention, and graduation of a diverse student-athlete population, programs, events, and initiatives that positively effect the student-athlete experience and overall cultural climate of the college, serves as the SAAC advisor, and oversees compliance.
Reid’s coaching highlights at Wooster included 23 career victories as head coach, directing the 2012-13 team to a six-win improvement over the previous season, working directly with post players who were named all-conference in eight of her nine years, and helping the Scots to a winning record (14-12) in her first season as an assistant (2006-07).
As a player at Walsh, the former Ashley Norman was first-team all-American Mideast Conference three times and a four-year starter, capped by a senior season that saw her nab honorable mention on the Kodak All-America Team after averaging 16.3 points and 7.8 rebounds while leading the squad to a 20-win season (20-11). The 2004 graduate is the school’s second all-time leading scorer (1,725 points) and fourth in rebounds (827).
For her efforts, Reid was inducted into Walsh’s Athletic Wall of Fame. She completed both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Walsh, and was briefly a teacher in the Canton City School District before honing in on a career in college athletics.
Originally from Zanesville, Ohio, where she led Philo High School to its first-ever state tournament appearance in girls basketball, Reid currently resides in Ashland with her husband, Sheldon, and their children, Kayla and Derrick.