Ben Asher joined the NC State men's basketball staff as a graduate assistant in the fall of 2013. In this capacity, Asher is responsible for a variety of facets within the program including assisting with film exchange, editing game tape, tracking statistics and preparing general recruiting correspondence.
With Asher on staff, NC State advanced to the semifinal of the ACC Tournament and won an NCAA Tournament appearance game in 2014.
Asher helps oversee a seven-man student manager staff and help track student-athletes' academic progress. Additionally, Asher assists with the planning and implementation of the on-campus visits of high school prospects as well as the social media coverage of the basketball program. Asher also works as co-director of the Mark Gottfried Basketball Camps.
Prior to his arrival in Raleigh, Asher worked as the head student manager at West Virginia University. While at WVU, Asher was part of four NCAA Tournament appearances, highlighted by a trip to the 2010 Final Four in Indianapolis, Ind. During his tenure in Morgantown, Asher assisted in the development of future NBA players Da'Sean Butler, Devin Ebanks and Kevin Jones.
Originally from Oyster Bay, N.Y., Asher attended Oyster Bay High School where he was a three-year varsity letterman for the basketball, football and tennis teams. During high school, Asher also spent time coaching at the AAU/Grassroots level with the Long Island Lightning and Team Underrated organizations.
A 2013 graduate of West Virginia University, Asher holds a Regents Bachelor of Arts degree.