Ashley L. Pryor

Ashley L. Pryor - Rowing - Ohio State Buckeyes

position Director of Operations


This is Ashley’s fourth season with the team in as the Director of Operations for the Buckeyes. Ashley is from Westerville, Ohio and is a two- time alum of The Ohio State University. Receiving a bachelors in Human Development and Family Science and masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Ashley played one year of college basketball for Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) her freshman year of college before transferring to Ohio State Main Campus where she walked on to the Women’s Rowing team- winning a Team Big Ten Championship in 2011.

Since 2013, Ashley has traveled the country facilitating workshops on topics such as leadership development, social change, holistic wellness, and fitness. She created a documentary in 2014 and published an athletic article in 2015.  March of 2018, she won the inaugural Integrity Leadership award from her profession’s national organization, NASPA. And was selected and graduated from the prestigious Dr. Charles Whitcomb NCAA Leadership Institution Cohort 2019-2021.

In 2020, Ashley completed and graduated from her Level II coach certification with USRowing and was an inaugural winner of the Head of the Charles/ Gold Cup grant and Change Maker Scholarship. Ashley has recently returned as a master’s rower and is an advocate for diversifying the sport and making it more accessible. Serving as a consultant to various rowing programs around the country to create inclusive competitive rowing programs in addition to serving on numerous panel’s for USRowing. This summer she coached at the USRowing Junior Olympic Development Camp and Arshay Cooper’s Leadership Rowing Camp at Craftsbury in Craftsbury, Vermont. Ashley currently serves as the President of the Black Coaches & Rowing Association (BCRA), serves on the College Rowing Coach Association (CRCA) DEI committee, has a boat named after her in Tacoma Washington, and won the 2021 Community Excellence award from The Ohio State Athletics Department based on her work in the sport here and across the country.