Amanda Van Voorhis was named the eighth Director of Athletics of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in August 2014 after serving the Corsairs as the Interim Director of Athletics for the 2013-14 academic year. In her role, she oversees a department responsible for 25 intercollegiate varsity programs with nearly 600 student-athletes, seven on-campus facilities and recreational programming for the the entire student body.
Van Voorhis joined the UMass Dartmouth athletics staff in 2008 as the head women's basketball coach. She was promoted to Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator in March of 2012, overseeing the scheduling, transportation, and assignment of officials for the varsity sports programs.
In her six years at the helm of the women's basketball program, Van Voorhis posted an overall record of 71-87, including a 50-30 mark (.625) over her final three seasons. She was the first women's basketball coach to register three consecutive winning seasons since Judy Sullivan accomplished the feat between 1988 and 1990. Van Voorhis led her charges to the program's first 20-win season and appearance in the Little East Conference Championship Game in 2013.
A tremendous motivator and recruiter, she tutored the program's first Little East Conference Player of the Year in Colleen Moriarty (2013), while also mentoring Little East Conference Rookies of the Year in Megan Ronaghan (2014) and Erika Bornemann (2011). During her tenure, UMass Dartmouth has earned seven All-Little East Conference selections, three All-Little East Defensive Team picks, and four All-Little East Rookie Team honorees. Van Voorhis coached five student-athletes that eclipsed the 1,000-career point milestone.
Prior to her arrival on the South Coast, Van Voorhis was an assistant coach at Division I Brown University. Previously, she served as the head women's basketball coach at Salve Regina University for seven seasons, compiling an overall record of 143-51. Van Voorhis led the Seahawks to four 20-win seasons, four Commonwealth Coast Conference championships and four NCAA Division III tournament appearances.
Van Voorhis began her intercollegiate coaching career at Western New England, serving as an assistant coach for the women's basketball team for two seasons. She joined the Ithaca College coaching staff for the 2000 season, helping the Bombers capture the New York State Women's Collegiate Athletic Association and Eastern College Athletic Conference Upstate New York championships.
A Massachusetts native, Van Voorhis completed her undergraduate career at Springfield College before returning to her alma mater for a Master of Science degree in Athletic Administration.