DENTON, Texas - Head women's basketball coach Mike Petersen has announced the hire of Ashley Davis to join his coaching staff. Davis, a former TCU standout, comes to North Texas after spending four seasons as an assistant at Georgetown.
"I am delighted to welcome Ashley Davis to the Mean Green Women's Basketball family," said Petersen. "Ashley brings a wealth of experience at the highest level of collegiate women's basketball and will immediately have a positive impact on our program. She is a proven recruiter with Texas roots and an excellent basketball coach who can help our student athletes develop in the classroom, the gym and life. She is clearly a rising star in our profession and someone that I am proud to have on our staff.
While at Georgetown, the Hoyas won 20 games in each of her four seasons, a feat that Georgetown had not accomplished in the 15 seasons prior to her arrival, and won a school-record 26 games in 2010-11.
Georgetown made the postseason all four of her seasons, making three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including a run to the Sweet 16 in 2010-11, and a berth in the WNIT Quarterfinal in 2008-09. Overall, the Hoyas went 7-4 in postseason games while Davis was on campus.
Working primarily with guards at Georgetown, Davis was instrumental in the development of All-America guard Sugar Rodgers, who landed three straight First Team All-BIG EAST honors and three straight AP Honorable Mention All-America honors. Rodgers was also the Freshman of the Year.
Guard Monica McNutt was named Second Team All-BIG EAST in 2009-10 and Latia Magee was named Honorable Mention All-BIG EAST for the 2011-12 season. Additionally, Davis was the recruiting coordinator at Georgetown.
Prior to Georgetown, Davis served one season as the head JV coach and varsity assistant at Western Hills High School in Fort Worth, Texas where she mentored the guards, developed shooting form, ball handling and passing fundamentals. Davis also ran a summer tournament and shooting clinic for high school-aged athletes.
The San Antonio, Texas native was a standout guard and four-year letterwinner at TCU. She was also a two-time all-conference honoree. Davis is the fifth all-time leading scorer in TCU history with 1,291 points and ranks second in TCU's all-time record books in both career three-pointers and free-throw percentage. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 2005 and a master's in educational administration in 2007.