Amanda Van Voorhis enters her fifth season as the Head Women's Basketball Coach at UMass Dartmouth and looks to continue guiding the program into uncharted territory. Last year, the Corsairs were 15-11, which was their first winning season in 19 years.
Van Voorhis added to her duties in March 2012 when she was named the Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Women's Administrator.. A former Brown University Assistant Coach and the former Head Coach at Salve Regina University, Van Voorhis took over the Corsairs prior to the 2008-09 season.
In each of the last four seasons, UMass Dartmouth has moved up in the Little East Conference standings. The Corsairs have finished eighth, sixth and fifth, respectively, since Van Voorhis became head coach. Freshman forward Erika Bornemann was named Rookie of the Year two years ago. With a solid nucleus of returning players and her fourth recruiting class in place, Van Voorhis feels that her team is in position to contend for a Little East Conference championship.
Van Voorhis, who succeeded Mick Klitzner, was hired after a
national search that was conducted when the position was made
full-time. She is the first full-time Head Women's Basketball Coach
at UMass Dartmouth since Judy Sullivan completed a 16-year stint at
the end of the 1992-93 season. Van Voorhis also oversees
scheduling, transportation, and the assignment of officials for the
Corsair athletic department.
Van Voorhis joined the Corsairs after a year as an Assistant Coach at Brown. Previously, she compiled a record of 143-51 in seven seasons as the Head Coach at Salve Regina University. Her teams at SRU won four Commonwealth Coast Conference Championships, advancing to the NCAA Division III Tournament on each occasion. Following the 2001-2002 season, Van Voorhis was named CCC Women's Basketball Coach of the Year and was a New England Women's Basketball Association Coach of the Year nominee. She was named Cox Media Rhode Island Women's Basketball Coach of the Year following the 2006-2007 season. While at Salve, she led her teams to four 20+ win seasons, six winning campaigns, and improved from a 12-13 record during her first year to a 24-5 mark in her second season. Van Voorhis holds an overall 179-119 coaching record in her 11 seasons as a Head Coach.
A native of Burlington, MA, Van Voorhis graduated from Millis High School and played basketball for two seasons at Springfield College. Following her graduation, she began her career at Western New England College, serving as an Assistant Coach for two seasons before moving on to Ithaca as an Assistant Coach for the 1999-2000 season. While she was at Ithaca, the Bombers went 21-7, were co-champions of the Empire Eight Conference, and also won the New York State Women's Collegiate Athletic Association and the Eastern College Athletic Conference Upstate New York championships.
"We are thrilled to have Amanda Van Voorhis at UMass Dartmouth as the Head Women's Basketball Coach," said UMass Dartmouth Director of Athletics Ian Day. "She's exactly the type of coach we were searching for. Amanda brings with her not only a proven track record as a successful head coach, but also a commitment to providing a positive collegiate experience for the student-athletes."
Contact Coach Van
Phone: (508) 999-9114
Mail: Women's Basketball Office
c/o Tripp Athletic Center
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300