Ambers joins Monarchs head coach Maura McHugh, Michele Cherry and Steve Shuman to complete the coaching staff. Along with Cherry, Ambers is the second member of the coaching staff to have played for McHugh with both having played for her while at Arizona State University, as well as Amber’s stint at the Monarchs 2001 training camp.
This is Ambers’ second coaching position, having been an assistant coach at George Washington University from 1994 - 1997. During that time, the Lady Colonials amassed an 80-19 record. The former professional basketball player was initially drafted by the Phoenix Mercury in the fourth round of the 1997 WNBA draft. Ambers reached the WNBA Semifinals with this team. In 1997, Ambers averaged .444 field goal percentage, .400 free throw percentage and 1.2 rebounds per game in 19 games played for Phoenix. Ambers will focus on developing the skills of the post players and advanced scouting for the Monarchs.
A 1993 graduate of Arizona State University, Ambers holds a bachelor of science degree in Child Development.