Ashley Clemens joined the University of Iowa Olympic Strength and Conditioning staff in July 2016. Clemens coordinates the strength & conditioning programs for Field Hockey, Women's Swimming & Diving, & Softball. She joined the Iowa staff after a summer stint at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center assisting with athletes preparing to compete in the Rio 2016 Olympic or Paralympic Games. Prior to the Olympic Training Center, Clemens was a Graduate Assistant Sport Performance Coach at Kennesaw State University. She worked with Women’s Basketball, Softball, Track and Field Throwers, Women’s Tennis, and the Spirit Squad.
Clemens earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Iowa in Health and Human Physiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science. She then continued her education at Kennesaw State University where she received her first Master’s Degree in Science. More recently, Clemens completed her second Master’s Degree here at the University of Iowa in Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling.
Clemens is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association, Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) through the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association, a certified Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms) through Functional Anatomy Seminars, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Certified (CRC) through the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) as well as CPR/AED certified.