Ashley Kowalewski joined the LSU Strength & Conditioning staff for indoor volleyball and women’s tennis in January of 2024 after spending 5 months in a part-time at LSU working with baseball and women’s tennis from August to December of 2023.
Prior to joining the LSU strength staff, Kowalewski worked at the University of Missouri (July 2022- July 2023), overseeing program design and implementation for Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Diving, and Women’s Golf, as well as assisting with the Softball and Gymnastics teams as needed.
Before her time at Mizzou, Kowalewski was a strength coach at the University of Arizona from November of 2020 until July of 2022, and saw time working with Softball, Gymnastics, Men’s and Women’s Swimming, and Soccer programs, as well as holding the title of internship coordinator. During that time in Tucson, she was able to help softball to two WCWS appearances in June of 2021 and June of 2022 under head coach Mike Candrea in 2021 and Caitlin Lowe in 2022.
Previous to Arizona, Kowalewski served as a strength and conditioning fellow at the University of Michigan from 2019 until the covid pandemic shut down college sports in March of 2020. Her primary responsibilities were all of track and field and cross country, as well as assisting with other Olympic sports as necessary.
Kowalewski began her strength and conditioning journey at the NSCA’s headquarters as an intern and eventually assistant coach under Scott Caulfield in 2018, and continued on to the United States Olympic and Paralympic training center in 2019 as a strength and conditioning intern. She returned to the NSCA’s staff part time and eventually as a full time assistant strength coach, overseeing the performance center and all it’s teams, as well as running the NSCA’s internship program under Scott Caulfield until she moved on to Michigan in September of 2019.
A javelin thrower under coach Brian Blutreich at the University of Oklahoma from 2010-2015, Kowalewski was a competitor on the national stage in Eugene, Oregon in 2014 and returned as Coach Blu’s undergraduate assistance coach for her last year 2014-2015 before moving on to grad school and internships.
Kowalewski is a member of the Certified Strength & Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa), where she holds her Strength & Conditioning Coaches Certification (SCCC). She is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). She holds her USAW level 1, as well as her FMS level 1 certification.
A native of Strawn, Texas, she received her bachelor of science in health and exercise sciences from the University of Oklahoma in May of 2015 and a master of science in kinesiology with a specialization in Adapted Physical Activity and sports nutrition from Texas Woman’s University in August of 2018.