Sam Ashton enters his second season at the the helm for the University of Dallas men's lacrosse team. His team posted a 2-12 record in his first spring, as the recently started program continues to be built up.
In 2017 under Ashton's guideance, freshman goalkeeper Christian Lopez ranked among the top 10 in saves-per-game (17.00) total saves (221) in NCAA Division III. He respectively ranked ninth and third in those categories during his debut season.
Ashton joined the University of Dallas men’s lacrosse staff after serving as an assistant coach with Lake Erie College. He is the fourth head coach for the Crusaders since the program started in 2011.
Ashton worked at Lake Erie College starting August, 2014. During a three-season span on staff, the Storm produced a 34-13 record, including a 15-3 mark in 2015 and trip to NCAA DII Championships Semifinal. Lake Erie College also captured a pair of consecutive Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships in 2014 and ’15.
Ashton served as the Offensive Coordinator, organized and designed practice plans, strength and conditioning programs, and individual player workouts. Among other things, Ashton coordinated film breakdown and established scouting reports prior to competition.
Ashton also committed time in the summer of 2014 (June-August) as a Lacrosse Camp Supervisor at Frederick County Parks and Recreation and Assistant Coach for Adrenaline Lacrosse Company R.C. Club.
A native of New Market, Maryland, Ashton completed his Masters of Business at Lake Erie College in May, 2016 and Bachelor of Arts in History at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
While at Lenoir-Rhyne, Ashton enjoyed a solid playing career as a midfielder and lettered four times. In 2014, He became the program’s first All-American after receiving an Honorable Mention selection. He finished as the Bears All-Time points leader with 145 points on 64 goals and 81 assists.