The Dominican University department of athletics announced on Wednesday morning, the addition of Amanda Parker as the department’s coordinator of athletics events and head women’s basketball coach. Parker comes to Dominican after a successful three-year stint at Muskegon Community College where she served as head women’s basketball coach and assistant athletic director, receiving Coach of the Year honors in women’s basketball from the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) in 2017 and the Michigan Community College Athletic Association in 2018.
“It is with great pleasure that I announce the addition of Amanda Parker to our staff at Dominican University,” said Erick Baumann, the director of athletics at Dominican University. “She has a great balance of administrative and coaching experience. On top of that, she is a winner and competitor—having won during her time at Muskegon. It is that competitive spirit that will help keep our program moving forward as we look to work towards becoming a conference-championship caliber team.”
In addition to her time at Muskegon, Parker logged time at the high school ranks, spending two seasons as an assistant girls’ basketball coach at Reeths Puffer High School in Michigan and two seasons at Pickerington Central High School in Ohio as well as founding the Lakeshore Lady Elite AAU basketball program.
As a player, Parker earned a four-year scholarship to Division I Western Michigan after lettering in basketball, volleyball, softball and track in high school. At Western Michigan, Parker set the single-season and career records in three-point field goal and free-throw percentage and the single season records in free throws made and three-point field goals made.
“I am extremely grateful and excited to become a part of the DU family,” commented Parker. “I look forward to working with a great group of young ladies and an amazing support staff. I am eager for all the personal growth I will gain by being a part of such a top notch university.”
In Dominican’s women’s basketball program, Parker inherits a team coming off a 14-11 season that expects to return all but one from the 2017-2018 roster, including all five regular starters. Dominican averaged better than 63 points per game last season and surrendered just 60.6 points per contest while holding opponents to a .362 field goal percentage, fifth-best in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC).
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