Wingers Named Head Coach of BPC Volleyball
Vice President of Athletics Chris Dooley has announced that Ashley Wingers will be promoted to become the next head coach for the Brewton-Parker College women's volleyball program.
Wingers advances to the position as head coach after serving in an interim role for the program during the 2020-21 season. 'I am excited about the opportunity and look forward to developing student-athletes beyond just the athletic spectrum,' Wingers said. 'I want to consistently emphasize that the character our student-athletes develop and the sportsmanship that they show carry beyond their athletic careers.'
Wingers has 20 years of playing experience, which includes four years at the NCAA Division I level at Jacksonville University (Fla.) as well as experience in the USA Volleyball Olympic Training Program in 2011. She has 10 years of coaching experience in the sport which includes serving as the Director and Head Coach of the Southern Volleyball Academy, as well as coaching at camps for the University of Tennessee and Georgia Southern University.
'Ashley stepped in as interim head coach in December and did an exceptional job with our women's volleyball program,' Dooley said. 'As we conducted our search and did our interviews for the full-time position, Ashley stood head and shoulders above the rest of the candidates.'
'Her previous playing experience, her experience coaching at the club level, and her commitment to her faith were exactly what we were looking for to move our program forward,' Dooley added.
The coaching philosophy that Wingers would like to emphasize is increased team play. She stated that, 'Without the team, we fail. I emphasize a team-first mentality while also promoting group chemistry, intentional improvement, and having fun.' Wingers added, 'I like to use the acronym ACE, which encourages my athletes to choose a positive attitude, to be coachable, and to give their best effort.'