Coach Ashby holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from UMM and Masters in Management from the University of Mary.
Head Men’s Soccer Coach Bill Ashby enters his eight season at University of Maine Fort Kent with an overall record of 125-9-5. In 2012 Coach Ashby’s team reached the Final 4 of the USCAA for the second year in row with a record of 17-1-0. In 2010, Ashby’s men posted an impressive 22-1- record. The Bengals won their first national soccer championship by posting 3 shutout wins in the United State Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Tournament! 2008 saw the Bengals advanced to the NAIA “Elite 8” of the NAIA National Tournament.
In 2010, Ashby was selected NSCAA Regional COY for the fourth time in his coaching career. Coach Ashby has been previously recognized by the NAIA as Regional Coach of the Year in 2000 at the University of Mary and 2002 at Brescia University. Ashby is also a four time winner of the Sunrise Conference COY, along with being selected as a three time winner of the COY in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletics. The National Soccer Coaches Association of America recognized Coach Ashby as one of the top youth coaches in the country. In 2004 and 2005, Ashby was in the final four for National Boys Coach of the Year by being selected West Regional and Central Regional Coach of the Year.
Coach Ashby is an instructor and leader in NSCAA and U.S. Soccer in coach education and licensing programs. Coach Ashby has served as a State Technical Coordinator for Maine and Kentucky. Ashby has also served two four-year terms as State Director of Coaching for the States of Maine and North Dakota youth soccer associations. Ashby holds top licenses from the NSCAA and US Soccer.
The 2013 season will be Ashby’s 29th as a college head coach. Ashby started his coaching career at his alma mater, the University of Maine at Machias. From UMM he went to Husson College, Maine Maritime Academy, University of Mary in North Dakota, Brescia University in Kentucky, and now to the University of Maine Fort Kent. Ashby ranks as the most successful coach at Maine Maritime, University of Mary and Brescia University, where he set records at all three schools for most wins as a soccer coach. Ashby’s all-time men’s college coaching record is 332 wins, 167 loses and 23 ties.
1984 University of Maine at Machias 1-9-0
1985 University of Maine at Machias 3-7-0
1986 University of Maine at Machias 4-8-0
1987 University of Maine at Machias 5-6-1
1989 Husson College 2-12-1
1990 Husson College 8-12-0
1991 Husson College 12-7-1 WMAC COY
1992 Maine Maritime 11-4-0
1993 Maine Maritime 12-7-1
1994 Maine Maritime 13-5-1
1995 Maine Maritime 9-10-1
1996 Maine Maritime 6-11-3
1997 Maine Maritime 13-7-0
1998 University of Mary 13-4-1
1999 University of Mary 16-6-0 NAIA (Sectional) COY
2000 University of Mary 11-9-1
2001 University of Mary 18-5-1 NAIA (R & S) NSCAA Reg. COY
2002 Brescia University (M) 7-12-4 KIAC COY
2003 Brescia University (M) 17-5-1 NAIA(R) COY
2004 Brescia University (M) 15-5-1 KIAC COY
2005 Brescia University (M) 11-7-0
2006 University of Maine at Fort Kent 13-3-0 Sunrise & NAIA Region X COY
2007 University of Maine at Fort Kent 21-1-0 Sunrise, NSCAA Regional, NAIA Region X
2008 University of Maine at Fort Kent 20-1-2 NSCAA Regional COY
2009 University or Maine at Fort Kent 17-1-1 Sunrise COY
2010 University of Maine at Fort Kent 22-1-0 Sunrise COY, NSCAA Regional COY
2011 University of Maine at Fort Kent 15-1-2
2012 University of Maine at Fort Kent 17-1-0
Career Total 332-167-23