Lady Bears Complete Staff With Three Additions

Missouri State women’s basketball coach Amaka Agugua-Hamilton announced the addition of three members to her staff today, with Director of Operations Michaela Crall, Strength and Conditioning Coach Amanda Mills, and Graduate Assistant/Video Coordinator David Myckowiak joining the Lady Bears program.

Michaela Crall – Director of Operations
Michaela Crall joins the Lady Bears after spending the last two years as a women’s basketball graduate assistant at Northwest Missouri State, where she combined the roles of assistant coach and director of operations while earning a Master’s Degree in applied health and sport services in May 2019.

Crall’s duties in Maryville included scouting, team travel and academic oversight, as well as coordinating summer camps for the Bearcats.

A native of Olathe, Kan., Crall spent her undergraduate years at Wisconsin, where she began coaching after injuries cut her playing career short. Crall played parts of three seasons for the Badgers before transitioning to the role of undergraduate assistant coach her fourth year, when she helped with film breakdown and scouting, player skill development, office administration, and operations. She graduated from UW with a sociology degree concentrating on analysis and research in 2017.

Coach Mox on Crall:
“I am thrilled to have Michaela on our staff! She is extremely organized, proactive, and a forward thinker, all qualities you need in that position. She has experience at all levels as she played at Wisconsin and was the director of operations and coached at Northwest Missouri State. She has great presence and will be a wonderful role model for our players.”

Amanda Mills – Strength and Conditioning
Amanda Mills comes to Missouri State with extensive basketball background as a player, coach, and strength and conditioning coach.

Mills spent the 2018-19 season as Director of Player Development for the North Carolina A&T women’s basketball program, where she was in charge of a year-round, comprehensive strength and conditioning and nutrition program, which helped the Aggies to the program’s first unbeaten season in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play.

Prior to her time in the Tar Heel State, Mills spent four years at Occidental College in Los Angeles as assistant women’s basketball coach and strength and conditioning coach. The Oregon City, Ore., native focused guard development, defense, recruiting, and scouting and film breakdown, while designing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for men’s and women’s basketball, women’s soccer, baseball and softball.

Mills spent the summer of 2012 as strength and conditioning intern at the University of Denver, working with six different DU teams.

Mills began her playing career at San Diego Mesa College, where she earned first-team all-conference honors as a freshman after averaging 18.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists. She transferred to Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., after one season, where she earned academic all-Big South Conference honors three times, and scored 722 points with 153 3-pointers in 87 career games.

She owns bachelor’s degrees in biology and history from Presbyterian, and is on track to earn her Master’s in applied exercise science from Concordia University Chicago in August 2019.

Coach Mox on Mills:
“I’m so excited about Amanda! First of all, to have a strength and conditioning coach just for women’s basketball is a blessing, but to have one that embodies the FAB philosophy as well is amazing. Amanda believes not only in the physical development of the student-athlete but in the mental evolution as well. She has already impacted our program in a short period of time as she came in and hit the ground running.”
David Myckowiak – Graduate Assistant/Video Coordinator
After spending the last three seasons with the Michigan State women’s basketball program, David Myckowiak rejoins Coach Mox at Missouri State as a graduate assistant and video coordinator for the Lady Bears.

Myckowiak served as the Spartans’ head manager and video intern during the 2018-19 season, overseeing a 13-person student manager group and providing support to the full-time coaching staff by coding and cataloging film. He also provided day-to-day support during practices and games, and spent time as the program’s interim video coordinator at the beginning of his senior year.

Myckowiak worked for three and a half years with the Big Ten Network’s Student U program as a cameraman, utility, and replay operator for numerous sporting events aired on Big Ten Network or streamed on BTN2Go.

Originally from Detroit, Myckowiak graduated from Michigan State in May 2019 with a dual major in the Residential College in the Arts & Humanities and Communication with a German minor.

Coach Mox on Myckowiak:
“David is an amazing hire for our GA/Video Coordinator position. He is a student of the game and looks at video from a coach’s view point. He is very hard-working and dedicated. He was my video manager at Michigan State and truly understands what I am looking for when it comes to film, scouting, and player development.”