Pat Ashby

Pat Ashby

CHS Teacher & Coach—1963-92

Pat Ashby was a physical education teacher and coach at Comstock High School for 29 years. Coach Ashby is recognized as one of the early leaders in women’s sports not only at Comstock, but in Southwest Michigan. She is also well known for her athletic accomplishments nationally. Her accomplishments, leadership, passion, competiveness, knowledge and work ethic surrounding her love of sports, coaching and teaching have earned her many recognitions and awards. Pat Ashby has been and continues to be a winner and a legend in women’s sports! She pioneered the way for many Comstock female athletes and women in Southwest Michigan and continues to spread her goodwill. Her persuasiveness, enthusiasm and zest for life, sports and fitness, whether her own or her athletes, is what legends are made of! Written by Tracy Daniel

Comstock High School

  • Physical Education Teacher – 29 Years

Western Michigan University – NCAA Division I

  • Varsity Letter Winner – Women’s Basketball – 1960-61
  • Varsity Letter Winner – Field Hockey – 1960-61

Coaching Career – Comstock High School

  • Varsity Girls Tennis Coach – 10 Years
  • Varsity Track & Field Coach – 27 Years
    • Duel Meet Record – 165-57
    • 1973 – MHSAA Regional Champions
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Coach – 1963-76
    • Record – 140-42
  • Gymnastics & Freshman Volleyball Coach

Coaching Career – Western Michigan University – NCAA Division I

  • Asst. Women’s Basketball Coach under Fran Ebert – 1967-1984

Senior Softball Career – 1997-2007

  • National Champions – 2002, 2003 & 2004

Athletic Honors

  • 1992 MHSAA Women in Sports Leadership Award
  • 1992 Comstock Board of Education Women in Sports Award
  • 2000 Wolverine Conference Distinguished Service Award
  • Hall of Fame Membership
    • 1988 Michigan High School Coaches Hall of Fame
    • 1992 Michigan Amateur Softball Hall of Fame
    • 1992 Western Michigan University Athletic Hall of Fame
    • 2010 Comstock High School Hall of Fame