Coach Bio

Monique Ambers
College - Arizona State

The 2011 season will be Monique Ambers first season with the New York Liberty. As assistant coach, Ambers main responsibilities include assisting head coach John Whisenant in player development, game preparation, West coast scouting as well as planning practices and individual player workouts.


Prior to the Liberty, Ambers spent eight seasons with the Sacramento Monarchs as assistant coach from 2002 to 2009. She also helped lead the team alongside head coach John Whisenant to the 2005 WNBA championship and 2006 West Conference Championship.


In 1994, Ambers joined the George Washington University Lady Colonials' as assistant coach for three seasons. While she was there, she helped the team win two Atlantic 10 Championships along with three post-season appearances. In that time she accomplished a winning record of 80-19 (.808).


Ambers ended her college coaching career in 1997 when she was drafted by the Pheonix Mercury in the 4th round of the 1997 WNBA Draft for the league's inaugural season. That same year she helped the Mercury become Western Conference Champions. In addition to her WNBA career, Ambers also played professional basketball internationally for ten years in Italy, France, Korea, Greece, Germany, Spain and China.


Ambers holds a bachelor's degree in Family Resources and Human Development from Arizona State University.