Amber Easter was named to the St. Bonaventure women's basketball coaching staff in May 2019 and is in her first season with the program.
Easter joins St. Bonaventure with several years of experience in the Atlantic 10 on the bench following an outstanding collegiate playing career. A standout player at George Mason, she most recently served as the Director of Basketball Operations for the past two years at her alma mater after working as a graduate assistant on the women's basketball staff at VCU from 2015-17.
At George Mason, she was part of a staff that earned hosting rights in the Atlantic 10 Tournament the past two years including the No. 4 seed in the conference and a school record 24 wins in 2018. She helped manage all facets of the Patriots women's basketball program under head coach Nyla Milleson, working with the coaching staff on video operations, overseeing the team schedule and coordinating team travel and practices.
While with VCU, Easter worked in all aspects of the program under head coach Beth O'Boyle including player development, recruiting, alumni relations and scouting reports. In her two years on staff, the Rams finished 39-25 and earned a spot in the 2016 WNIT.
Before joining the college coaching ranks, Easter worked at Bethel (Va.) High School as an assistant girls basketball coach and the head junior varsity coach for two years. In 2014-15, Bethel finished a sparkling 21-1 and was the 6A South State runner-up.
Easter was a star player during her collegiate days. She was a 1,000-point scorer for George Mason, finishing her career in 2013 ranking 11th on the Patriots' all-time scoring charts with 1,277 points. She also ranked ninth in career rebounds (753), ninth in blocks (65), 17th in assists (192) and 20th in steals (135) while averaging 10.6 points and 6.3 rebounds in 120 career games. During her playing days, she was honored as a Second Team All-Colonial Athletic Association pick as a senior and a CAA All-Rookie Team member with George Mason prior to their transition to the A-10. She earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from Mason followed by an MBA from VCU.