Coaching Staff



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Samantha Honeycutt
Head Coach

Coach Samantha Honeycutt was announced as the head coach of the Avila Softball program on June 9, 2014.

Honeycutt, a Pleasant Hill, Mo. native, spent the last four seasons as the head assistant coach at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan. with her main focus being on the pitchers. She has also spent the past few summers coaching a competitive 16U travel team, Team Power, based out of Pleasant Hill.

In her four seasons at JCCC, Honeycutt helped coach 17 All-East Jayhawk Conference and 21 All-Region VI/District D performers, as well as 2 NJCAA All-Americans. Her teams also finished with an overall record of 142-60.

Before becoming the head assistant coach at JCCC, Honeycutt spent 2 seasons as a Graduate Assistant at Missouri State University while finishing her degree.

A former standout first baseman and pitcher at the NCAA Division I level, Honeycutt played for the Missouri Tigers in 2003 and 2004, then finished her career at Missouri State playing for the Bears 2005 and 2006 squads.

Honeycutt was named the MVC Player of the Year in her senior season in 2006, becoming just the third player in school history to earn that award. Along with receiving the league’s player of the year award and first-team all-conference recognition, she was also named to the MVC Scholar Athletes first-team and ESPN the Magazine /CoSIDA All-District VII team.

That season, Honeycutt led the Bears in average (.351), hits (60), home runs (10), RBI (34), total bases (101, school record) and putouts (389). She also posted a 5-4 record as a pitcher for the Bears, posting a 1.28 ERA, helping lead the Bears to a school record 40 wins overall, including 18 wins in conference play, a MVC postseason tournament title and a berth in the NCAA Regional.






Ashley Weber
Assistant Coach

Ashley Weber is entering her first season as an assistant coach for Avila Softball. Before joining Head Coach Rob Wade's coaching staff, Weber served as the graduate assistant for softball at the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC).

Before coming to Kansas City, Weber played four seasons at Long Beach State as an outfielder. Throughout her time in a 49er uniform, the Yorba Linda, California native played in over 130 games, including starting in all 55 during her senior season in 2009.

In her final year, she finished second on the squad with a .317 batting average and 53 hits. In addition, she led the conference and set a 49er single-season record with 26 sacrifice hits. Also, Weber finished tied for 34th in the nation on the toughest to strike out list with nine strikeouts in 167 at-bats to go along with 13 multiple-hit games. At season's end, she came away with All Big West First-Team honors.

Weber currently resides in Kansas City, MO.





















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