Jared Ashe

Play Hard Hoops is excited to add Jared Ashe as a Full-Time Director where he will take on running Play Hard Hoops basketball programs and be involved in the growth and direction of Play Hard Hoops

Coach Jared Ashe worked for over two years as a part-time PHH coach running programming at Windy City Fieldhouse while assisting in various programs in PHH Suburban locations. Jared also spent the last two years as a Freshman Coach and Varsity Assistant at Mount Carmel HS – he is the current Head Sophomore Basketball Coach at the school. Ashe has AAU Travel Coaching Experience spending the last two summers as the Head Coach of the 14U Chicago Lockdown teams that compete nationally and spent a year coaching at Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School in 2016-2017.

Ashe was a decorated college basketball and soccer player at Wesleyan University in Connecticut where he was a Division III All-American Soccer Player and Captain of both the basketball and soccer teams. Upon graduation from Wesleyan he was hired by Lazard, an asset management firm, where he worked for almost 10 years between their New York and Chicago offices.

Fortunately, Jared decided to follow his passion and pursue a career in coaching/teaching. “Coach J” will be a tremendous addition to Play Hard Hoops where he will continue on the path of teaching boys and girls the fundamentals of basketball while also being a great mentor who believes in teaching kids more than just basketball.