April 6, 2012

Amanda Van Voorhis is UMD's New Associate Athletic Director

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Head Women's Basketball Coach Amanda Van Voorhis has a new position.

Van Voorhis has been named the Corsairs' new Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Women's Administrator. She will retain her title as head women's basketball coach. Van Voorhis succeeds former Associate Director of Athletics Louise Goodrum, who passed away in December.

In addition to coaching basketball at UMass Dartmouth, Van Voorhis has served as Scheduling and Transportation Coordinator, coordinating game schedules and officiating assignments for all of the Corsairs' teams, working with the business office in the transportation bid process, supervising drivers, and creating policies and procedures relating to team travel. At Salve Regina University, Van Voorhis coordinated athletic facilities and game management, served as the work study supervisor, and coordinated intramural sports. 

Van Voorhis joined the Corsairs as the head women's basketball coach in June, 2008 after a year as an assistant coach at Brown. This year, the Corsairs posted a 15-11 mark that was their best record since they went 15-9 during the 1991-92 season under former Head Coach Judy Sullivan.

During seven seasons at Salve Regina University, Van Voorhis' teams went 143-51, winning four Commonwealth Coast Conference championships and advancing to the NCAA Division III Championships each time. Following the 2001-2002 season, Van Voorhis was named CCC Women's Basketball Coach of the Year and was nominated as New England Women's Basketball Coach of the Year. She was named Cox Media Rhode Island Women's Basketball Coach of the Year following the 2006-2007 season.

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 during the 1999-2000 campaign.

"My colleagues know the impact Louise had in her interactions with faculty, staff, and students and I shoulder that as an immense responsibility moving forward," said Van Voorhis. "I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to follow Louise into this position and would like to thank Athletic Director Ian Day for allowing me to take on this important role."

"I feel fortunate that we have someone as talented as Amanda already on our staff," said Day. "What makes her the ideal candidate is her ability to continue to move the accomplishments of Louise forward and yet be an effective leader in a style of her own."

UMASS DARTMOUTH ATHLETICS