Ashley Reinecke joins Transylvania women's soccer as assistant coach

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Lexington, Ky. – The Transylvania women's soccer team has added Ashley Reinecke to its coaching staff, head coach Patrick Farmer announced Friday.

"I'm really pleased to have Ashley join our Transy women's soccer staff," stated Farmer. "Ashley brings great energy, playing experience, and knowledge, and I believe she will have a major impact on our program, both on and off the field."

"I am beyond excited to join the Pioneers this year and am especially looking forward to working under Coach Patrick Farmer," added Reinecke. "Everyone at Transy has been so gracious and supportive during this process."

Reinecke brings a transcontinental coaching resume spanning multiple collegiate and youth programs to Transylvania, where she joins a team coming off of a 13-5-2 season in 2018.

A native of Toms River, New Jersey, Reinecke comes north to Lexington after serving as an assistant coach at NCAA Division III Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia, where she was part of a staff which led the Lakers to three winning seasons and two postseason appearances during her three-year tenure.

Along with her position at Clayton State which elapsed from 2014 through 2017, Reinecke has held leadership and coaching roles in the Triumph Youth Soccer Association of Tucker, Georgia where she served as an Academy Coach and Club Administrator. Having worked in the organization since 2014, Reinecke earned the Georgia Soccer Select Coach of the Year Award in 2016.

Prior to her arrival in the Peach State, Reinecke cultivated her coaching career overseas. While playing professionally for five years for the Keynsham Town Ladies Football Club in Bristol, England, Reinecke served as a volunteer assistant coach with the University of Bath under the tutelage of UEFA B Coach Louise Hutton from 2011 through the spring of 2013. During this timeline, Reinecke also was a youth coach with the Keynsham Town Football Club.

Reinecke's coaching and playing endeavors in England followed a playing career domestically from 2010 through 2012, during which she played for the New Jersey Wildcats of the United Soccer League's W-League.

A 2008 graduate of Division I Seton Hall University in Orange, New Jersey, Reinecke started as a midfielder for the Pirates and holds a master's degree in Brand Design and a bachelor's degree in Public Relations. She also holds a USSF E Coaching License.

Reinecke begins her coaching duties with the Pioneers, effective immediately.  

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