"We are very pleased to have Ashley joining the Hilltopper family," said Jenkins. "The position garnered a lot of attention from numerous outstanding candidates. I believe that is a strong testament to the caliber of program we are building and the throwers we have produced."
Muffet Duncan comes to the Hill after a season of coaching throws at Murray State. During her lone stint with the Racers, Muffet Duncan coached freshman Tonia Pratt to Ohio Valley Conference titles in the weight and hammer throws. Pratt also earned OVC indoor and outdoor Freshman of the Year honors.
Muffet Duncan is not far removed from an illustrious throwing career at the University of Kentucky. As a Lady Wildcat (2006-2010) she was named all-Southeastern Conference 11 times, All-American four times and finished runner up in the shot put at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Muffet Duncan participated in the U.S Olympic trials in 2008 and 2012 and holds Kentucky's records in the shot put and discus.
At North Canton Hoover High School, Muffet Duncan was the 2005 Nike Outdoor National Champion in the weight throw and named the Gatorade Ohio Track and Field female athlete of the year. She was a three-time state champion and still holds Ohio's state record in the shot put.
"Ashley has an outstanding pedigree which ties her to some of the best throws coaches and athletes in the sport," said Jenkins. "Her athletic credentials are extremely impressive and she has a great personality that will fit well with the kind of program we have at WKU. I am excited about the future of the throws program under her guidance."