Jamie Ashmore is the Dunes 18 Black Head Coach and the assistant Club Director for Dunes Volleyball Club and the Dunes Operation Center.
Jamie just completed her fifth season as Head Coach for IU South Bend. Last season, she guided the Titans to their first Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament appearance since the program began in 2011. The Titans finished their 2013 campaign with an 18-13 overall record. Three players landed on the CCAC All-Conference squad, which consisted of 2 former Dunes players, Melissa Macellari and Sierra Conklin both who garnered second team accolades. In 2012, the Titans first season in a very competitive Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference, she led her squad to a 13-16 overall mark and had one CCAC All-Conference player. The Titans finished their 2011 debut season with a solid record of 15-9.
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. Since college graduation, she has coached several different age levels for club volleyball; including 11 Black, 15 Black, 17 Black, and 18 Black teams.