CHESTERTOWN, Md.- Washington College head women's basketball coachAlisha Mosley has announced the additions of Ambreelinne Ortman as an assistant coach and Steven Howard as a volunteer assistant coach to the Shorewomen's staff.
Ortman was an outstanding student-athlete at Division II West Chester University, both on the court and in the classroom. She lettered four times for the Golden Rams, landing on the Pennsylvania State Athletics Conference (PSAC) Academic Honor Roll and the Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll every semester and earning PSAC Scholar-Athlete honors in the spring of 2013. She was named the team's Most Improved Player as a freshman and started every game as both a junior and senior, averaging 11.6 points per game as a junior and 9.6 points per game as a senior. In the summer of 2012, Ortman played with a team representing the United States for USA Athletes International in a tour of Curaçao.
Ortman was one of the fifty participants selected to attend the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) "So You Want To Be A Coach?" program in the summer of 2013. She has served as a coach for the Chester County Ravens AAU program since 2011.
A native of Millville, Pa., Ortman graduated Cum Laude from West Chester with a B.S. in Health in Coaching in August 2013.
As an officer and combat veteran in the United States Army and as a basketball coach, Howard has amassed a wealth of leadership experience.
In the army, Howard has served as a platoon leader, a company commander, and a staff officer. While serving in Europe, he coached the Ansbach Community Lady Cougars women's basketball team to a 30-5 record over a two-year period. Under his guidance, the Lady Cougars won the Army Europe Championships once and finished third the following year. Six of his players were selected to the Army Europe All-Tournament teams and one was named the Most Valuable Player. Additionally, he has served as an assistant coach for the All Army men's basketball team and was selected to be the coach of the Hawaii All Army Team, leading that squad to an undefeated season.
Howard's most recent coaching position was as a volunteer assist at NAIA institution St. Mary University in Kansas.
Howard is married to the former Elsa Baltazar. They have two children, Steven, Jr., age nine, and Selena, age six.
The 2013-14 season will be the Shorewomen's first under Mosley, who came to Washington College last spring after serving as the recruiting coordinator and assistant coach at Division I Loyola University. The Shorewomen will open the season at the Gwynedd-Mercy Tip-Off Tournament November 15th and 16th. Washington will play the host Griffins at 8 p.m. on the 15th and will face either Montclair State or Scranton in the consolation or championship game the following day.