Skyhawk Softball | Ashley Archer - Graduate Assistant Coach
Ashley Archer begins her second season with the Skyhawk program as a graduate assistant after a successful career at Morehead State.
Among her many duties include serving as the primary academic coordinator by setting up tutors, monitoring study hall and regulating academic success. On the field, Archer will transition from working with corner infielders to the outfield core while providing hitting instruction. Duties also include day-to-day operations along with keeping statistics during games.
Archer played in 37 games her senior year at Morehead State and hit a pair of home runs and registered three doubles. She proved to be a defensive mainstay in the outfield corners, committing just one error.
In 2009, Archer played in 12 games before suffering a season-ending injury in a game against UT Martin at Bettye Giles Field. In her four years at Morehead State, Archer started every game of her career and was pivotal in putting together three consecutive 30-plus win seasons.
Before coming to UT Martin, Archer was a mentor and athletic tutor to student-athletes at the Drew and Brittany Brees Student Athlete Academic Center at Purdue University where she served as a primary tutor for mathematics.
She also coached softball at LaFayette Central Catholic High School from 2010-12, serving as the varsity assistant. Her team would make an appearance in the Semi-State championship game. She would coach two outfielders whom would make the small school all-star team in Indiana.
Archer is the daughter of Todd Archer, a manager at Lockhart Cadillac, and Debi DeBruyn, Executive Director of Tippecanoe County YWCA. She has two siblings, brother Baxter plays football at Johns Hopkins and sister Tess is in high school. She is currently pursuing a Master in Business Administration from UT Martin. Additionally, she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics, with primary focus on secondary education, from Morehead State in 2010.
She prepped at West Lafayette High School where she led the team to the Indiana state championship. She helped her team win four consecutive sectional championships. She was named an Honorable-Mention All-Area in 2005 when she hit .295 with 23 runs scored, three doubles and two triples.