Ashley Shade has been appointed Director of the NC Elite Setting Academy. Shade will train Premier and National team setters and will oversee coaches training for others enrolled in the Setting Academy. Shade brings 10 years of playing experience and is in her third season as a coach with NC Elite. She graduated with honors from North Carolina Central University with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and a concentration in Exercise and Sports Science. As a setter at NCCU, she was named to the 2005 All-Rookie Team. Her team earned back-to-back Conference Championships in 2005 and 2006. She holds second place in the record book for all-time assists. During high school, Ashley was a three year varsity starter and played for the Brushy Mountain Volleyball Club. She lives in Raleigh and works as a Personal Trainer at O2 Fitness at both the Perry Creek and Wakefield locations. Setting Academy registration will open after the completion of the final teams have been announced.