Ashley McDonough
Knox College
Ashley McDonough
Head Volleyball Coach
ammcdonough@knox.edu
Knox College

Division 3


In 2013 McDonough took over a struggling Cayuga Community College team that posted eight total wins in the three years prior to her arrival to 13 victories in 2014, the most since women's volleyball was reintroduced at the school in 2010.  She also coached two All Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC) honorees in her final season while Cayuga had been tabbed the favorite to win the MSAC in 2015. McDonough has also worked as a volunteer assistant at NCAA Division I University of Houston, a camp coach for University of Houston (NCAA D1), a camp coach for Cornell University (NCAA D1), a head coach for CNY Blast VBC men's and women's teams 16-18 age groups (Syracuse, NY), a head coach and drill instructor for the Gulf Coast Volleyball Associations 13-17 age groups (Houston, TX) , and the head varsity volleyball coach at Living Stones Christian School (Alvin, TX).

In McDonough's first season at Knox, she had as many wins as the previous staff had in a combined three seasons despite competing with only 8 athletes. In 2016 and 2017 the Lady Prairie Fire led the MWC in total digs and digs/set. 2016 libero, Keiyah Triplett, finished the season 4th in the nation in digs/set making her the highest ranking volleyball player in Knox history. She also coached opposite hitter, Rose Griffin, to 3 All-MWC honors. Griffin finished her collegiate career 2nd in school history in total kills. In 2017, McDonough's squad posted the most single season wins the program had seen since 1995. 

McDonough earned a bachelors degree in criminology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and a masters of business administration from the University of Phoenix. Years at Knox: 2015 to present Education: MBA, 2009, University of Phoenix B.S., 2005, Criminology, University of Houston-Clear Lake