|Director of Championships|
|864-591-5100 ext. 213|
Ashley Waters joined the Southern Conference staff as its director of championships in October 2016 after spending a year on staff at the Ivy League and nearly a decade in event management at the University of Alabama.
As assistant executive director for championships and sports administration at the Ivy for the 2015-16 academic year, Waters served as the staff liaison for the men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s golf, baseball, women’s lacrosse and volleyball championships. She was also the contact for several coaches groups, was responsible for scheduling for nine of the Ivy’s 33 championship sports and led the Ivy League merchandise program.
Prior to her time at the Ivy, Waters was an assistant director of games and event management at Alabama from 2006-15. There, she served as the events management contact for women’s soccer, women’s basketball, gymnastics and softball and assisted in all aspects of football preparation and game management. Waters served as tournament director for numerous SEC and NCAA tournament competitions hosted by the Crimson Tide, including three NCAA gymnastics regionals, nine softball regionals and eight softball super regionals.
Waters also boasts previous experience with the Southern Miss ISP Sports Network, the Colonnade Group, Deatrick Public Relations and Florida Citrus Sports.
Waters graduated from Alabama in 2003 with a degree in communication and information sciences. Her father, Wright Waters, served as the commissioner of the Southern Conference from 1991-98.