Ashley Preston

Ashley Preston was named the 14th head coach in Privateer indoor volleyball history on June 29, 2021.

Preston was most recently at Cal State Fullerton where she coached for five seasons. Most recently in 2019, Preston was Co-Coach of the Year in the Big West after leading the Titans to a six-win improvement from their 2018 campaign. Cal State Fullerton also finished in the top 25 nationally in digs per set with 17.44.

She coached Julia Crawford to a First Team All-Big West selection and Savahna Costello to Big West honorable mention. Costello ranked 13th individually in digs per set with 5.31.

Prior to Cal State Fullerton, Preston spent three years as Coppin State where she guided the Eagles to 40 wins. In her first season with the Maryland-based school (2012), Preston led Coppin State to their first conference tournament appearance in six years. In 2013, Preston led the Eagles to a then school record for wins in a season.

A 2008 graduate from Morgan State University, Preston spent three seasons as an assistant between Morgan State and Loyola-Maryland. Her first year as a head coach when she guided Spelman College for the 2011 season.

As a player, Preston was a three-time First Team All-MEAC selection and the school's record holder in total digs. Preston earned her bachelor's degree in telecommunications from Morgan State in 2008. She earned her master's in publications design from the University of Baltimore in 2011.