Women's Rowing Volunteer Assistant Coach
Ashley Yergler completed her second season with the Notre Dame women[apos]s rowing program as a volunteer assistant coach in 2009-10. She worked with the novice team assisting in coaching and on special program projects. In each of her two seasons, the team has gone on to capture the BIG EAST Championship, a string that currently sits at seven consecutive conference titles.
Yergler joined the Notre Dame staff in 2008-09, working as an intern in both athletic advancement and sports performance while finishing requirements for her master[apos]s degree in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership from the University of Washington.
Upon earning her master[apos]s degree, Yergler was hired by adidas as the licensed property assistant for all university sports in March of [apos]09.
Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Yergler – a native of Coto de Caza, Calif. – attended the University of San Diego from 2004-08 and was a member of the school[apos]s rowing team.
She served as a captain of the varsity squad during both her junior and senior seasons and was part of the Dad Vail championship boat in the Varsity 4+ event in 2007, a first for the program. She also helped her boat to a second-place result in the San Diego Crew Classic Open 8+ event in [apos]08.
In her time with the Toreros, the varsity program was victorious at the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival, Race for the Cure, San Diego City Championships, Berg Cup, Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships and the West Coast Championships. Yergler also was nominated by the team for the most dedicated award in [apos]08 as a result of her contributions to the program during her time with the squad.
During her career at San Diego, she served as vice president of the Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) and was a varsity athlete representative on the USD Academic Council. Yergler was nominated as a finalist for Torero of the Year award in [apos]07, USD Athletics[apos] highest honor based on academic achievements, community service and athletic distinctions. She graduated from San Diego in [apos]08 with a bachelors degree in both sociology and English.