Loyola University has announced the addition of Amanda Berkley as the team’s new head coach following a five-year stint with Southern Mississippi.
In her time with Southern Miss, Berkley guided the Golden Eagles to 104-59 record, including four straight 20 win seasons. This past season, Southern Miss posted a 20-12 mark along with a 9-5 C-USA record. In 2015, Berkley led the team to a 24 win season, setting a program record.
“We are thrilled to add Amanda to the Loyola family,” Athletic Director Steve Watson said. “She is a rising star in the profession and in a short time turned the Southern Miss program into a championship contender in Conference USA. A proven winner, Amanda is the perfect fit to deliver a first-class experience to our student-athletes, while leading our program in one of the top volleyball leagues in the nation.”
Prior to being the head coach for the Golden Eagles, Berkley was an assistant with the program for three seasons while also being a graduate assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Berkley walked on at the University of Wisconsin before earning a scholarship, helping the Badgers to three NCAA Tournament appearances, including an Elite Eight finish in 2005.