Amy Sander enters her ninth year as a member of the women’s basketball team at Minnesota State University and first seasons as the team's associate head coach. Before coming to MSU, Sander served as the head coach for the Nebraska Wesleyan Prairiewolves. Nebraska Wesleyan is a member of the NAIA and NCAA Division III. While she was the head coach for NWU, Sander led the Prairiewolves for three season and had two players receive All-Great Plains Athletic Conference Honors.
Prior to her time at NWU, Sander served as head volleyball coach and assistant basketball coach at Buena Vista University from 2000-05. As the head volleyball coach, Sander led the Beavers to a runner-up finsih in the 2003 Iowa Conference Tournament and was named the 2003 Iowa Conference Coach of the Year. During her time as the assistant coach for the women’s basketball team she helped the Beavers to a 91-45 record, including a 25-3 record in 2004-05, with a 16-0 Iowa Conference record.
During her first season at Minnesota State, Sander served as an assistant coach on the Maverick squad which claimed the 2009 NCAA Division II National Championship. Additionally, she has helped coach four MSU teams to NCAA tournament appearances and during her tenure, 19 Mavericks have earned All-NSIC honors, including Heather Johnson, who was named the league’s Player of the Year in 2009.
Sander, a native of Genoa, Ohio, graduated from Baldwin-Wallace in 1995 where she earned a degree in sport management and was a two-time captain and a four-year letterwinner in basketball from 1991-95. In 1997, Sander graduated from Bowling Green State University with a master’s of education and concentration in sport management. She currently resides in Mankato.