Coaching Staff



Rob Wade
Head Coach

Rob Wade enters his second season as the head softball coach at Avila University after leading the Eagles to a 7-23 overall record.  In 2013, the Eagles were tremendous in the field posting a team fielding percentage of .933.  Offensively, the Eagles had three players with batting averages over .300, led by Kylie Ball who ranked third in the HAAC with a .417 batting average.

Prior to his arrival at Avila, Wade was the head coach at Blue Valley North High School, and head coach and founder of the Kansas City Zephyrs Gold Junior club softball team. Over the past seven years with the Zephyrs, Wade aided in the development and recruiting of over 35 NCAA Division I softball players. Wade has also coached several all-star teams when he served as the head coach of the Adidas Futures All Star Team in 2013, an assistant coach in the St. Louis All Stars vs. US Olympic Team game in 2008, and was co-head coach in the 2009 Adidas All Star Class game in Boulder, Colorado.





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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