Amy Starr joined the Tigers' staff as an assistant coach in May of 2015 and was promoted to associate head coach prior to the start of the 2018-19 season.
Before joining Pacific, Starr spent 10 years at Montana State with the Bobcats, including the final seven as associate head coach under Montana State head coach Tricia Binford. As associate head coach, she served as Montana State's recruiting coordinator, the Bobcats' defensive coordinator, and a position coach with the post players.
Joining a program that had five coaches in seven years, Starr helped stabilize the Montana State program, turning in the 11th best single-season turnaround in her second season with the Bobcats. Montana State has not had a losing season since, and has produced 17 Big Sky All Conference Performers, a 2-time Defensive Player of the Year and All American Honorable Mention, as well as Big Sky Freshman of the Year and Big Sky Newcomer of the Year recipients. During her tenure the Bobcats have also had 63 Big Sky All-Academic Honorees, including a two-time Academic All-American.
Prior to Montana State, Starr spent eight seasons at Cal Poly. While with the Mustangs, Starr was the lead assistant, recruiting coordinator and post-coach, while also managing the Cal Poly squads' weight training program with an outside consultant, and monitoring the academic progress of the student-athletes.
Starr graduated from Washington State in 1997 with a degree in sociology. As a player on the Cougars, she averaged 12 points and five rebounds as a senior. She played three seasons, including two redshirt years due to injury, and finished 15th in school history in scoring and fifth in field goal percentage. She holds a school record for rebounds in a game with 22 against Arizona State, which was the third-best mark in Pac-10 history. She also holds the Cougars' record for single-game field goal percentage, draining 10-of-10 from the field against Stanford.
A native of Pullman, Washington, she played both basketball and volleyball at Pullman High.
Starr is a member of the WBCA and is a graduate of the NCAA Women's Coaches Academy in 2004.
Starr has a son Caden, born in May, 2011.