Former Harvard assistant coach Ashley Waters has been named the new head coach at Boston University.
Waters, a longtime Northeast softball fixture, will assume her first head-coaching position as she takes the helm at BU. Waters spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach at Harvard, a stint that was preceded by a four-year playing career and a stint as an assistant at Maine, as well as time spent in a variety of positions at the travel ball level.
During her time at Harvard, Waters served primarily as the infield coordinator and hitting coach. Under the guide of head coach Jenny Allard and Waters, the squad posted a 73-58-1 record during her tenure.
A former Maine Black Bear, as mentioned, Waters was an America East all-conference first-team member in her final two seasons, as well as the conference Player of the Year in 2008, a season in which she batted .352. She earned NFCA all-region honors twice, again in her junior and senior years.
At the helm of the Terriers, Waters replaces Kathryn Gleason, who resigned in May after three years as head coach. BU finished the 2015 season with a 17-27 record, including a 7-11 mark in conference, and failed to make the postseason.