Ashton Washington Breaks Barriers As First Black Woman On Illinois Football Staff

As director of high school relations, Ashton Washington became the first full-time woman on staff and the first Black woman in the program.

University of Illinois
In this Sept. 10, 2016 file photo, Illinois running back Kendrick Foster (22) takes a moment to himself before an NCAA college football game against North Carolina at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. Bradly Leeb / AP Photo
University of Illinois
In this Sept. 10, 2016 file photo, Illinois running back Kendrick Foster (22) takes a moment to himself before an NCAA college football game against North Carolina at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. Bradly Leeb / AP Photo

Ashton Washington Breaks Barriers As First Black Woman On Illinois Football Staff

As director of high school relations, Ashton Washington became the first full-time woman on staff and the first Black woman in the program.

At just 23, Ashton Washington made history as the first Black woman to work on the football staff at the University of Illinois in 130 years. She joins Reset to discuss her trailblazing work as director of high school relations.

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