Ashley Howard

Ashley Howard

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: Villanova Wildcats (Head coach: Kyle Neptune)
Current conference: Big East Conference
Teams coached: La Salle Explorers
La Salle record: 45-71 (.388)
Overall record: 45-71 (.388)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2023-present Villanova (asst)
2018-2022 La Salle
2013-2018 Villanova (asst)
2008-2013 Drexel (asst)
2004-2008 La Salle (asst)
2002-2004 Drexel (student asst)

Ashley Howard Facts

  • Ashley Howard
  • Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Alma Mater: Drexel University (BA, 2004)
  • Father is Maurice Howard, a former Maryland player who spent some time in the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • After a prep career at Monsignor Bonner, played three seasons at Drexel under head coaches Steve Seymour and Bruiser Flint
    • Injuries ended his playing career in 2002, though he stayed with the Dragons program for two more years as a student assistant under Flint while finishing his degree
  • Joined the coaching staff at La Salle in 2004 as an assistant under Dr. John Giannini, staying with the Explorers for four seasons
  • Returned to alma mater Drexel in 2008 as an assistant under Flint for five seasons
  • Moved on to Villanova in 2013, spending the next five years as an assistant coach under Jay Wright
  • Hired in April 2018 to be the new head coach of the La Salle Explorers
  • In May 2023, after a year off, Howard returned to Villanova to be an assistant under new head coach Kyle Neptune
  • Along with his wife, Arianna, has one daughter

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