Amber Reeves joined the Youngstown State women’s basketball staff as the Director of Basketball Operations in June 2019.
Reeves comes to Youngstown after spending the last two years as a graduate assistant coach at her alma mater, UNC Wilmington. In her two years with Seahawks, Reeves worked directly with the staff’s recruiting coordinator to assist in on-campus visits and maintain the recruiting database. She also oversaw the team’s equipment needs, team managers and practice players. Reeves helped with individual workouts, assisted the coaching staff plan practices and kept statistics during both practices and games. She also contributed to UNCW’s social media accounts.
Outside of her traditional duties, Reeves worked several camps in the Wilmington area and served as the director of the Kids Day Camp at the Barefoot Basketball Camps. She was also one of 62 participants chosen for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s “So You Want To Be A Coach” program in Dallas in 2017. There, she participated in a three-day seminar and workshop that focused on educating future coaches.
As a student-athlete at UNCW, Reeves appeared in 123 games from 2013-17, which is the fourth most in program history. She was a three-time honoree on the Colonial Athletic Association All-Academic Team, and she was the school’s NCAA Woman of the Year nominee in July 2017. Reeves also earned the Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports-Scholar Award and the Coaches Award at UNCW, and she was a four-year member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Reeves graduated from UNCW in May 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She is working toward earning her master’s degree in chemistry.