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June 11, 2010


Ashlee Courter

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 years.

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.