Jill Amos

Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications  
Release: 09/30/2007
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Jill Amos carved out an exemplary career in four seasons for the women’s hoops team from 1981-84.
Amos, who was the first women’s basketball player to join the Hall of Fame, made 105 career appearances for the Seahawks, scoring 1,718 points to rank second on the all-time scoring list.
Amos’s name can be found often in the UNCW annals. In addition to ranking second in scoring, she stands second in scoring average (16.4 ppg), second in field goals made (795), ninth in field goal percentage (.495), sixth in assists (265) and third in steals (191).
    After completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Physical Education from UNCW in 1984, Amos served as a graduate assistant coach while working on her Master’s Degree at the University of South Carolina. She then coached on the staffs at Dayton and Rice before embarking on a successful high school coaching career at Elkins High School in Sugar Land.
    In nine years as the varsity girl’s basketball coach at Elkins, Amos directed the team to a 171-106 record. In 1997-98, She piloted Elkins to a 29-6 record and No. 7 ranking in USA Today. The team enjoyed a 17-game winning streak at one point in the season and defeated the eventual state champions that year.
    Amos also competed on the women’s tennis team for four years, ran cross country two seasons, and graduated with a 3.4 overall grade point average.