Jamie Ashmore is the Dunes 15 Black Head Coach and Assistant Club Director for Dunes Volleyball Club.
Jamie is in her ninthh season as the head boach of the Indiana University South Bend volleyball program. She became the first IU South Bend volleyball coach when the program began in 2011. The 2016 season was one for the record books as she guided the Titans to their first National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Tournament appearance. The Titans made a run through the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament before falling in the championship match to the University of St. Francis, 3-2. During Ashmore’s tenure there have been 11 players named to CCAC All-Conference teams and 21 players named to the CCAC All-Academic squad, many of whom are Dunes Volleyball Club Alumni.
As a collegiate standout at Grand Valley State, Jamie was a four-year starter, leading her team to the 2005 NCAA Division II National Championship as a freshman where she was honored on the National Championship All-Tournament team that year. She led her team deep in the NCAA Tournament as a junior and senior, reaching the Elite 8 and Final Four during those years, respectively. During her senior season, she was named as a second team NCAA DII AVCA All-American, first team All-Region and All-GLIAC and was chosen as the Most Valuable Player during the GLIAC conference tournament, a recognition she also garnered during her junior season.
As a high school star at LaPorte High School, Jamie was named team MVP twice and was a two-time Herald Argus Player of the Year. In addition, she earned all-state, all-area and Duneland Athletic Conference honors during her final two seasons with the Slicers. She currently holds school records in assists, service aces, set attempts and games played.
Jamie has been involved in some capacity with Dunes Volleyball Club since the start of the club back in 1989. She started playing on a 12 and under team as an 8 year old. She played Dunes throughout her entire youth playing career. Her team won bids to compete in the USAV Nationals almost every year. She began her coaching career while still in high school; coaching a 12 and under team. She has coached several different age levels for club volleyball; including 11 Black, 15 Black, 17 Black, and 18 Black