Amanda Patton was hired as the women’s basketball assistant coach in September of 2017.
In late March of 2017, Patton was named to the WBCA Thirty Under 30 list as one of the top up and coming coaches within women’s basketball.
Patton was most recently on staff as a graduate assistant coach at the University of West Florida, where she completed her master’s degree in physical education. The Argos compiled an overall record of 45-17 during her two seasons on staff. During the 2016-17 season, UWF finished the season 28-7 while winning the school’s first Gulf South Conference regular season title.
They went on to win the school’s first ever NCAA DII South Region Championship and advance to the Elite Eight. She coached two all-americans, the 2017 GSC Player of the Year, and five GSC All-Conference players.
Patton received her bachelor’s degree in physical education from the University of South Alabama, where she was a student manager for the women’s basketball team for four season. A native of Daphne, Ala., Patton graduated from Daphne High School.