Coach Shields and I talk about her childhood growing up in Memphis, TN, finding her passion for the game and playing for one of the all time great’s in Memphis, Coach Robert Newman, her amazing high school career and her decision to stay home and attend the University of Memphis, transferring from Memphis to Northwest CC before attending Southwest CC in which a driven Ashley helped take that program to new heights after posting a 26-2 record finishing ranked 13th nationally, over-excelling and taking her game to another level which resulted in her being the first ever JUCO player to get drafted to the WNBA ( 1Rd: 8th pick), her time with the Houston Comets before heading to Detroit where she helped the Shock win the 2008 WNBA Championship, her 10 year career overseas and the experiences she gained while abroad, returning home to Memphis where she helped with the start of the She Got Game Women’s Basketball League as well as coaching stops which include Mitchell High School, Houston High School, Team Thad (Under Armour Circuit) and now at Arlington High School as the new Head Women’s Varsity Basketball Coach.
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