Ashley Johnson

Ashley Johnson, a former Division I player and coach, is in her first year as an assistant coach at Colorado College.

Johnson adds a wealth of knowledge and experience from her six seasons at the University of California Davis, where she served as the top assistant since the fall of 2015. While at Davis, Johnson was the offensive coordinator, draw specialist and goaltender coach, as well as the program’s recruiting coordinator.

In 2021, she helped guide the Aggies to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship as well as their third consecutive No. 1 seed for the MPSF Tournament. She helped lead UC Davis to a 12-4 record, the program’s best since 2004, and coached the league’s player of the year as well as seven first-team all-MPSF selections.

Under Johnson’s direction, the Aggies were ranked in the NCAA’s top 5 in scoring offense in 2021 when they set the program record for the most 20-goal games in one season and earned a spot on the NCAA records list for scoring 27 goals in one game against Fresno State.

Prior to her arrival in Davis, Johnson served two seasons as the first assistant at Marist College (2013-15) and three at Wagner College (2010-13), where she began her coaching career as a graduate assistant and was quickly promoted to first assistant.

In 2014, Marist set the program record for victories in a single season with a 14-3 record, and the Red Foxes won the MAAC regular-season championship and the top-seed for the conference tournament. The next year, they ranked No. 1 in the conference averaging 5.0 assists per game, second in points (15.2) and third in goals (10.12).

In 2020, Johnson served as an assistant coach with the Ugandan National Team, and continues to collaborate virtually with coaches in Kenya to build individual skills, drills, practices and coaching clinics.

Johnson also has an extensive history on the summer camp circuit, working at some of the top collegiate destinations such Virginia, Princeton, Cal and UC Davis. She also has coached at several of the top club camps.

The Arvada, Colo., native and 2006 Golden High School graduate played Division I lacrosse at Mount St. Mary’s University, where she was a team captain and earned first-team all-NEC accolades as an attacker in 2010 and a midfielder in 2008.

She received the school’s John M. Kolon Award, which is presented annually to four ‘Outstanding and Dedicated’ student-athletes.