Miles City native Ashlie Larson joins Miles Community College women's basketball staff

Posted at 5:13 PM, Jul 15, 2020

(Editor's note: Miles Community College media release)

MILES CITY -- Former Custer County District High School basketball standout Ashlie Larson has been named as the assistant coach for the Miles Community College women's basketball program.

Larson comes to MCC after concluding a playing career at Dickinson State University, an NAIA school in Dickinson, N.D, where she graduated with a degree in business administration. Larson was a two-time all-conference selection while leading the Blue Hawks in scoring both seasons and surpassing the 1,000-point career scoring mark in January 2020. During the 2018-19 season, Larson played for former MCC head coach Liz Lewis.

Prior to Dickinson State, Larson competed at Casper College from 2016-18, playing for former MCC head coach Dwight Gunnare. At Casper, Larson was an all-region selection during the 2017-18 season, as well as a member of an NJCAA national tournament team that season.

The 2016 Custer County District High School graduate led Montana Class A in scoring her senior year at 20 points per game.

"I'm super grateful that (MCC coach Taylor) Harris gave me this opportunity to fulfill my coaching dream," Larson said. "I am excited to get to work with someone who knows the ins and outs of the game of basketball, but especially someone who cares especially about his players and peers. I'm glad to be back home giving back to the game I've always loved."

"Ashlie is a fantastic addition to our program," said MCC coach Taylor Harris. "We are very lucky. She is so well-respected in the community, had a standout playing career, and is a future star in our coaching profession. She comes from a coaching family, has played for great coaches, and it shows with her deep knowledge and passion for the game. I am excited to see the positive impact she will have on our program."