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Ashley Rodriguez Named Assistant Coach

Former Lenoir-Rhyne women’s basketball player served as a graduate assistant for Devan Carter at Tusculum University

Lincoln Memorial University head women’s basketball coach Devan Carter has announced the hiring of Ashley Rodriguez as an assistant coach.

Rodriguez, a former team captain at fellow South Atlantic Conference member Lenoir-Rhyne, arrives in Harrogate after spending the past season as a graduate assistant coach at fellow South Atlantic Conference member Tusculum.

Ashley Rodriguez is one of the most competitive people I’ve ever been around,” Carter said. “Having coached against her in the league, I was always a fan of her competitive nature and her ability to lead. She is a great recruiter, and someone who will be a huge asset to our program. She is mature beyond her years, very passionate about the details, and will be a phenomenal role model for the young ladies in our program.”

In her lone season in Greeneville, Rodriguez helped the team to a 24-8 overall record and their first  South Atlantic Conference tournament championship since the 2010-11 season, as well as the first NCAA Southeast Regional appearance since the 2011-12 season.

Prior to her time at Tusculum, Rodriguez was a four year player at Lenoir-Rhyne, where she helped lead the team to a South Atlantic Conference tournament semifinal as a senior. She was also their top three point shooter as a junior.

Rodriguez graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Human and Community Service, and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration from Tusculum.