Ashley Crawford joined the UT Arlington coaching staff on May 2, 2013. The Mesquite native comes to UT Arlington after spending three year as an assistant coach at Lamar University.
Before coaching, Crawford played for the Lady Cardinals where she overcame a serious knee injury to post two solid seasons. In her final campaign, she started 26 of Lamar's 34 games, averaging 6.3 points per game while often accepting the role of shutting down the opposition's top scorer.
Crawford played an important role on the 2009-2010 Lamar squad that posted a 26-8 record en route to winning the Southland Conference championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
In the classroom, Crawford earned a bachelor's degree in kinesiology and completed her master's degree in kinesiology in 2010. She posted a perfect 4.0 GPA in her master's program during her final season on the court, earning her first-team District 6 All-Academic honors.
Crawford attended Horn High School, where she earned all-region honors as a senior. She averaged seven points per game at Trinity Valley Community College, where she set the school single-game assist record with 19. She attended UT Arlington for one season before transferring to Lamar.