Amanda Parris | Assistant Coach
Office Phone: (864) 231-2011
Parris joined the coaching staff in 2013-14 after being a standout guard at Anderson. During her time as a student-athlete, Parris saw action in 111 games and scored 721 points in her four-year career.
“Being a part of the women’s basketball staff is something I had never envisioned as a player. Getting this opportunity is exciting and I am beyond thrilled that Coach Garrity and Coach Merrill allowed me to help lead this program,” Parris said. “This will be a great experience for what I want to do in my future, and I know working with these coaches will help me to learn the ropes of being a college coach. I am finally getting a chance to do what I want to do as a career, all I can say is, this is just another gift from God, and I am blessed.”
The Rome, Ga. native began her playing career on a high note by being named to the Conference Carolinas All-Tournament Team after her freshman season by averaging 12 points over the three games. Parris headlined her senior season by averaging 7.7 points per game, including totaling 55 three pointers, the second-most on the team. For her prep career, Parris holds Armuchee High School’s career free-throw accuracy record, totaling a mark of 87-percent. Parris is currently pursuing her degree in physical education at Anderson.
“I am thrilled that Amanda was interested in coming on staff,” Garrity said. “She has given Anderson University her all over the past 4 years and helped get this program to where it is today. She will have such a positive impact on the younger players and has an extremely bright future in coaching basketball.”