Ashley Jackson: Girls Middle School Director

Coach Ashley Jackson started her basketball career at Amityville Memorial High School where she was a 4-year starter. From there she went to Nassau Community College where she continued her education and basketball career then transferred to York College of Pennsylvania where she completed her college career. After College she began coaching at Nassau Community College for 2 years as the Assistant Head Coach for the Women’s Basketball Team where she helped build the foundation of a strong program. Ashley was previously the Head Girls’ Varsity Basketball Coach at Amityville Memorial High School. She spent 2 seasons with Five Towns College as the Assistant Coach and is now heading into her first season as the Head Varsity Coach at Lawerence Woodmere Academy. Ashley is also a clinician with the Long Island Nets G-League team.

Kelly Dempsey: Girls Director

Coach Kelly Dempsey started her basketball career at Hicksville High School where she was a 5-year varsity starter and was an integral part of her team winning two Nassau County Championships. From there she played at Mount Saint Mary College and led her team to a Skyline Championship. After college she helped build the NCPAL Headquarters Activity Basketball program and is currently a basketball director for that NCPAL unit. Kelly is the Head Clinician for the Long Island Nets and New York Liberty. Nominated by the Long Island Nets, Kelly was a 2020 Jr. NBA Coach of the Year semifinalist. Also in 2020, Kelly was presented as a Community Hero by the Long Island Nets. She has been coaching at Mineola High School since 2015 where she is the Girls Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach. In addition, Kelly was also a 5-year varsity volleyball player in high school. Starting in 2017, Kelly began her volleyball coaching career. To give back, Kelly assists the NCPAL Special Needs Basketball team and volunteers to work the basketball Special Olympics.

Erin Tully: Girls Elementary School Director

Coach Erin Tully started her basketball career at Sacred Heart Academy. She was a 2-year varsity starter and captain both years while earning the Coaches Award. She then played college basketball at CW Post where her team made it to the NCAA Sweet 16 tournament. It was the most successful season that the school had in decades. Erin is excited to join the Level Up family and have her passion for basketball live on through her players.