Ashley Reid was named The College of Wooster’s Associate Director of Athletics and Chair of the Physical Education Department in July 2019. Reid is involved with all of the athletic department’s day-to day operations while also serving as a sports supervisor for 12 of the school’s 23 varsity teams.
Among her various administrative duties, Reid fosters systems of communication between athletics and other campus offices on matters of inclusion and diversity. She works with admissions and coaching staffs for the recruitment, retention, and graduation of a diverse student-athlete population with programs, events, and initiatives that positively affects the overall cultural climate of the College.
Reid also serves as the department’s Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) advisor. Her duties have expanded to include compliance and internal management.
A staple at Wooster since 2006, Reid transitioned into the administrative role in June 2015 as the Assistant Athletic Director for Diversity, Inclusion, Compliance, and Internal Management. Prior, she spent nine seasons with the women's basketball program which included a five-year run as the head coach.
Before Wooster, Reid was a four-year starter for the Division II women’s basketball program at Walsh University. She left as the all-time leading scorer and was a first-team all-American Mideast Conference selection three times. She was an honorable mention for the Kodak All-America team as a senior.
Reid is a 2004 graduate from Walsh who received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education. Following college, she briefly taught in the Canton City School District before focusing on a career in college athletics.
In 2011, Reid was inducted into Walsh’s Athletic Wall of Fame.
Originally from Zanesville, Ohio, where she led Philo High School to its first-ever state tournament appearance in girls basketball, Reid currently resides in Ashland with her husband, Sheldon, and their children, Kayla and Derrick.