Amanda has been an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Connecticut since July 2004. Her primary responsibilities are working with the women's basketball and field hockey teams. Prior to her appointment she served as a graduate assistant in Strength and Conditioning at Springfield College while working toward her master's degree in applied exercise science with a concentration in strength and conditioning. While at Springfield she completed internships at Harvard University and Florida State University.
Amanda is a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), is a certified Level I coach from USA Weightlifting (USAW) and a certified Level I coach from USA Track & Field. Amanda also earned her massage therapy certification from The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (CCMT) and is now a licensed massage therapist.
A native of Arundel, Maine, Amanda attended the University of Southern Maine where she played basketball and earned her bachelor's in health/fitness through the Kinesiology Department.