MEET COACH ASHLEY
Former Longhorn, Ashley Roberts, dates her basketball career back 16 years. Bringing both passion and expertise to the court, she is ready to help YOU believe and achieve! The University of Texas graduate studied Physical Culture and Sports with a minor in Business.
Ashley Roberts began playing basketball at a very young age. She attended Duncanville High school located in Duncanville, Texas; one of the most renowned academic and athletic programs in the entire state. While at Duncanville, Roberts played under the legendary UT alumni, Cathy Self Morgan. Roberts, a four year varsity letter winner, developed a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the game while leading her team. Inspired heavily by Morgan, Roberts is eager to pass on that knowledge to the next generation of young players.
Ashley Roberts is the epitome of what it means to conquer adversity! Tearing her ACL did not hinder her success, even if it slightly altered her ideal journey. As a result of the injury, Roberts detoured to a Junior College to jump-start her collegiate career. She attended South Plains Junior College located in Levelland, Texas, playing under head coach Michelle Wyatt. While attending South Plains Junior College, Roberts broke several records and received accolades such as, WJCAC All-Conference First Team, First Team All Region, and WJCAC All American Honorable Mention. With only the second in school history to receive this honor, Roberts left her mark on the program, catching the attention of Karen Aston, head coach at The University of Texas.
Roberts went on to play her last two years at The University of Texas under the leadership of Karen Aston. Helping the Longhorns to a successful 20 win season and back to the NCAA tournament. Roberts class was a pivotal piece that helped bring The University of Texas back to national prominence. Playing under Coach Aston allowed Ashley to gain the proper experience that she needed to become a successful basketball player, ultimately leading to coaching aspirations.
Roberts received a coaching position at Dessau Middle School immediately after graduating. During her first year, she relied heavily on her collegiate experiences, essentially allowing her to foster into a coach who possess a tremendous amount of passion and drive. As a result of her tireless efforts, one year later, she became the Head Girls Varsity Basketball coach at Cedar Creek High School.
Coach Ashley Roberts hopes to spread the knowledge that helped mold her into the coach she is today. With her experiences and drive, she aims to empower those who aspire to play at the next level. Proper guidance and mentorship will allow Roberts to reach those players who are eager to develop their game and succeed at all levels.