Amanda Mills enters her fifth season as Occidental women’s basketball assistant coach after spending the previous three years coaching high school and club basketball in Oregon. As a high school coach, Amanda oversaw guard development, film breakdown, social media, and directed the strength and conditioning program.
Amanda’s playing career began at San Diego Mesa College, where she was named to the First-Team All-PCC. She then transferred to NCAA Division I Presbyterian College, where she served as a captain for three years and left the program ranked 1st in career points scored.
Amanda graduated from Presbyterian with a degree in both Biology and History. She is looking to pursue a Masters in Kinesiology, and is CSCS certified.
In addition to coaching, Amanda will serve as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for our department and she runs her own injury reduction program/sports performance training for athletes of all ages, known as Groundwork Performance Training. “Amanda adds tremendous value to our team. Her playing and coaching experience, combined with her strength and conditioning program for our athletes is huge,” said head women’s basketball coach Anahit Aladzhanyan.