Arlington, VA - Ashlee Courter is the new Marymount head women's
basketball coach, according to Debbie Warren, the University's newly
appointed director of Athletics.
Courter, who will begin at Marymount on June 21, replaces long-time
head coach, Bill Finney, who retires at the end of the month. Courter
played for Finney at Marymount from 1999 to 2003.
"Ashlee is a great choice for the women's program,"
said Warren. "She comes in with excellent coaching credentials
and knows a lot of the rich history of women's basketball at Marymount."
Courter comes to Marymount following four years as a head coach
at Franklin & Marshall College, where her team won the 2008
Centennial Conference regular season championship and made its first
post-season tournament in five years.
In addition to her basketball coaching duties, she served as facilitator
for F&M seminars on leadership and preventing sexual assault.
In addition, Courter was the assistant softball coach and assistant
golf coach. Prior to working at F&M, she was the assistant basketball
coach and assistant softball coach at Gettysburg College for two
Courter was a standout player at Marymount and on teams that made
four straight NCAA postseason appearances, including the Final Four
in 2002, the Elite 8 in 2003, and two other Sweet 16s. She was a
four-year starter and two-year captain, two-time All Capital Athletic
Conference player, a CAC Scholar Athlete, and the conference's Unsung
Hero in 2002.
She graduated from Marymount with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Psychology, with a minor in Elementary Education, and also has a
Master of Science in Special Education from McDaniel College.