Ashlee Rogers concluded her seventh season at the helm of the Marymount women’s basketball program in 2016-17, guiding the Saints to their third trip to the NCAA Tournament under her tutelage and advancing to the Sweet 16, the furthest the team has been since Rogers took over the helm.
Through her seven years, she has accumulated a 133-60 overall record (.689 winning percentage) and a 87-27 tally in the Capital Athletic Conference (.763).
Rogers has made an instant impact since taking the reins, reaching at least the conference semifinals each year. During the short stretch, she has led the program to its 12th league title, booked three trips to the NCAA tournament including the past two seasons and advanced as far as the Sweet 16, and has been named the ‘Bill Finney’ CAC Coach of the Year twice.
Furthermore, she coached a three-time WBCA All-American in Katelyn Fischer who also earned the prestigious Jostens Trophy in 2014 due to excellent performances on the court, in the classroom and in the community.
Additionally, Rogers has coached three CAC Player of the Year recipients and 11 all-conference players. In her return to Arlington in 2010, Maame Amponsah earned the program’s fifth league Player of the Year award, after tying for the national lead in rebounding in 2011 with 358 boards. Fischer tacked on back-to-back POY status in 2012 and 2013.
Prior to returning to Marymount, Rogers was the head coach at Franklin & Marshall College for four years and led the Diplomats to the 2008 Centennial Conference regular-season championship and their first postseason tournament in five years. Her 2007-08 squad recorded the best turnaround in program history, winning 13 more games than the previous season. The best turnaround ranks in the top 20 in NCAA Division III history.
In addition to her basketball coaching duties, Rogers served as facilitator for F&M seminars on leadership and preventing sexual assault. She was also the assistant softball and assistant golf coach.
Before her career as a Diplomat, she began her coaching career as an assistant basketball coach and assistant softball coach at Gettysburg College for two years.
Rogers was a standout player at Marymount, as the Saints continued their run as one of the top teams in the nation in the beginning of the decade. Her teams made four-straight NCAA postseason appearances, including the Final Four in 2002, the Elite 8 in 2003, and two other Sweet 16s. She was a four-year starter and two-year captain, a two-time All-Capital Athletic Conference player, a CAC Scholar-Athlete and the conference's Unsung Hero in 2002. Her decorated playing career was recognized in 2016, being named to the Marymount Athletic Hall of Fame.
Graduating from Marymount in 2003, Rogers earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Elementary Education. She continued her education at McDaniel College, earning her Master of Science in Special Education.
Ashlee resides in Arlington with her husband, Chris Rogers, and four children, Georgia, Hugh, Andrew, and newborn Luke.