Millbrook High School Graduate Named School’s New Softball Coach

Millbrook High School Graduate Named School’s New Softball Coach
Posted on 07/12/2018
Ashley PlaugherFor Immediate Release
July 12, 2018
Contact: Steve Edwards, Coordinator of Policy and Communications
540-662-3888 ext. 88235


Millbrook High School has named Ashley Plaugher the school’s new head softball coach. Plaugher, a 2007 graduate of Millbrook High School, succeeds Mandee Madden who resigned last month after leading Millbrook’s softball program for six seasons. Plaugher is as an Expert Government Information Specialist with the U.S. Department of Justice and also serves as an assistant softball coach at Shenandoah University where she enjoyed an outstanding playing career.

Millbrook Coordinator of Student Activities Scott Mankins says, “I was very happy when Ashley expressed an interest in the head coaching position. Throughout the interview process, it became very clear that she was the right person for the job and that her experience as a player at the high school and college levels and as an assistant coach at Shenandoah University would serve her well in the position. It means a great deal any time you have a successful graduate want to return to their alma mater. Ashley is detail-oriented and possesses a thorough understanding of softball and our school community which will be beneficial as she leads the Lady Pioneers on the field next spring and into the future. I'm looking forward to working with her as she gets started with her off-season plans and am excited to welcome her back to Millbrook.”

Plaugher says, “I’m very excited about the opportunity to return to Millbrook as the head softball coach. I’ve learned a great deal as an assistant coach at Shenandoah University and look forward to taking that knowledge with me to Millbrook as we work to build an outstanding program with student-athletes who excel on the field and in the classroom.”

As a member of Shenandoah University’s softball team from 2007-2011, Plaugher received a number of awards including Second Team All-USA South (2008), All-USA South Honorable Mention (2009), Third Team All-USA South (2010), USA South All-Tournament Team (2011), USA South AllAcademic Team (2008-2011), Academic All-State Softball (2010), College Sports Information Directors of America and ESPN The Magazine’s First-Team Academic All-American in District 3 for Softball (2010) and Capital One Second-Team Academic All District 3 (2011).