Parker named Assistant Coach at GVSU

Grand Valley State head women’s basketball coach Mike Williams announced the hiring of Amanda Parker as an assistant coach.
“It will be great to have Amanda joining our program,” said Williams. “Her experiences as a player, and both a head and assistant coach at all levels give her a wide range of experiences that will be a big help to our program. She is very well respected by her players and peers, which speaks to her character and work ethic. We are excited moving forward!”
Parker comes to Allendale from Hillsdale College where she spent the 2020-21 season as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team. Prior to Hillsdale, Parker was the head women’s basketball coach at Dominican University (DIII) in River Forest, Illinois where she guided the Stars to a 36-18 record in two seasons including a pair of NACC Tournament appearances.
The Muskegon, Mich. native began her collegiate coaching career in her hometown as the head women’s basketball coach at Muskegon Community College where she led the Jayhawks to a 63-24 record in three seasons. She was named Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) Coach of the Year in 2017 and Michigan Community College Athletic Association Coach of the Year in 2018. Parker also founded the Lakeshore Lady Elite AAU Basketball program and spent two seasons each as an assistant coach at Reeths-Puffer High School and Pickerington Central High School in Ohio.
A graduate of Mona Shores High School, Parker starred as a multi-sport athlete for the Sailors before heading to Western Michigan University where she was a four-year letter winner and three-year starter on the women’s basketball team. As a Bronco, Parker finished in the top 10 all-time (WMU History) in single season three-point field goal percentage (43.1%), career three-point field goal percentage (35.4%), and career blocks (66).
Parker earned a B.S in Exercise Science from WMU and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Coaching Sport Performance at WMU.

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