Ben Ashford joined the Alabama baseball staff in the summer of 2013 as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. After working as an intern in the Crimson Tide strength and conditioning department for 18 months, Ashford assumed a full-time role with the department when he was named the strength and conditioning coach for the baseball team in August.
Ashford came to The University of Alabama in January of 2012 as an intern in the strength and conditioning department. In a year and a half as an intern, he worked with an assortment of athletic programs, including: football, women's volleyball, men's and women's tennis, women's rowing, men's and women's swimming and diving, and cheerleading.
As an intern with the Crimson Tide, Ashford was responsible for programing and coaching team and individual workouts. He also assisted with the rehabilitation for injured players, helped facilitate proper lifting technique for freshman athletes and conducted speed and agility testing.
Ashford earned his master's degree in human performance from The University of Alabama in May of 2013. He earlier completed a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Auburn in 2004. After completing his undergraduate degree, Ashford spent five years working with three Birmingham, Ala., construction companies: Rives Construction (2004), The Stewart Perry Company (2005-08) and Doster Construction (2008-09).
This past year, Ashford received his certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the NSCA.