Richard "Magic" Ashley enters his second season working with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore women's basketball team.
Ashley, a native of New Castle, Del. and 2008 graduate of UMES, previously was part of head coach Fred Bathelor's staff from 2006-08 as a student assistant for women's basketball and an assistant strength and conditioning coach.
In his two years with the Lady Hawks, they had a 28-33 record(17-17 MEAC).
Ashley's one-yearhiatus from UMES was a very successful as he helped lead the William Penn High School varsity boy's basketball team to a state championship as first assistant head coach.
Ashley's also coached in AAU (PAL All-Stars) as he helped the head coach with travel arrangements in addition to attending practices and traveling with the team throughout the east coast.