After a successful first season, Amanda Levens will begin year two as the head coach of the Nevada women’s basketball program in 2018-19.
Levens had a great debut season as the Wolf Pack’s head coach and has Nevada trending upwards as she enters her second season at the helm. Under Levens’ direction, Nevada finished the 2017-18 season with 19 wins, tied for the second most in program history and making Levens the winningest first year head coach. The Wolf Pack made just its second ever appearance in the conference championship game as well, knocking off the No. 2 and 3 seeds to reach the title game. Levens guided the Pack to a postseason berth as the team advanced to the semifinals of the Women’s Basketball Invitational.
Levens is no stranger to Nevada as she previously served as an assistant coach with the Wolf Pack from 2003-08 under former head coach Kim Gervasoni. In between her two stints at Nevada, Levens served as head coach at Southern Illinois, Edwardsville for four seasons and as an associate head coach at Arizona State from 2012-17.
As a player in college Levens began her career at Old Dominion where she helped lead the Monarchs to a pair of NCAA Sweet 16 appearances. After two years at ODU she transferred to Arizona State and played her final two years from 2000-02. Levens finished her Sun Devil career as one of three players to score 1,000 points in two seasons. She was inducted into the Arizona State University Sports Hall of Fame in 2012. Following her collegiate career she signed a free agent contract with the Charlotte Sting of the WNBA.
Levens is a native of Belvidere, Ill. and earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Arizona State in 2002 and earned her master’s degree in higher education administration from Nevada in 2007. In 2016, Levens adopted two wonderful boys into her life, brothers David (7) and Davon (6), who are avid Wolf Pack fans.