Amanda Brown was named to the Pacific coaching staff in the summer of 2017
Prior to Pacific, she was the Director of Operations at Gonzaga. As the Director of Operations, she worked with the Bulldogs' coaching staff for travel, scheduling, game film, scout preparation, and practice preparation. Brown served as Director of Basketball Operations for two stints at Gonzaga, the first coming in in 2009-10. She was also the women's basketball camp coordinator.
In between her two stints in Spokane, Brown was the Director of Basketball Operations and Camp Director for Santa Clara University women's basketball from 2010 to 2013. At SCU, Brown assisted with game film, film exchange, and analyzed statistics. She managed logistical and administrative details for game travel, recruiting, marketing and all fundraising efforts. Brown was promoted to an assistant coach in 2013. As an assistant, she worked on player development with the guards. She handled the team scouting reports, and was integral in recruiting. While at Santa Clara, the Broncos won over 40 games.
Brown played women's basketball at Gonzaga, winning three West Coast Conference titles from 2007 to 2009 (before the Tigers joined the WCC). She was a key reserve and defensive specialist for the Bulldogs. In 2008-09, she earned an athletic scholarship after being a walk-on, and was the team's co-captain. Brown was a member of the first GU team to advance to the NCAA Tournament in 2007, and the first team to advance to the second round in 2009. She went to Gonzaga after graduating from St. Francis High School in Sacramento.
Brown was a coxswain for the Gonzaga men's rowing team in 2007. She helped guide the Zags' crew team to nationals. While at GU, she was a member of Gonzaga Athletes Mentoring for Excellence (G.A.M.E.), and was a coach for the Spokane Midnight Basketball Association. She graduated from GU in 2009 with a bachelor of arts in English. Brown received her master's degree in organizational leadership in 2011.