Ashley Michel began coaching the Warhawks in fall 2015 as an assistant coach for the Warhawk Volleyball and Beach Volleyball programs and is primarily responsible for the defense and serve receive aspect of the game.
Prior to arriving in Monroe, Michel spent most of her career as a player and coach in Colorado. Michel most recently was the Second Assistant for Colorado State University at Pueblo where she assisted primarily with defensive specialists and setters.
During her time as an assistant for the Thunderwolves, Coach Michel helped guide the team to a fifth-place finish in the competitive RMAC and saw two CSU-Pueblo players get named First Team All-Conference on top of a CSU-Pueblo player getting named the defensive player of the year in 2014.
CSU-Pueblo was also her home for four years as a student-athlete. During her playing career Michel amassed 1,567 career digs, a mark that still stands as a school record. Michel was team captain for two seasons and looks to bring that leadership onto the court once again as a coach for ULM.
Her success as a player will be a solid foundation for her continued success as a coach. Michel was the team leader in digs for two seasons while she was with the Thunderwolves including a school record for digs in one season with 484 during her senior campaign averaging 5.57 digs per set. Michel also spent one season as a setter for CSU Pueblo prior to becoming the team’s libero. She graduated from CSU-Pueblo with her Bachelor’s in Social Work in 2012.
Aside from assisting for her alma mater Coach Michel also served as the head coach for Southern Colorado Precision’s 16-1 and 16-2 junior club teams during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 club volleyball seasons.