The women’s basketball team is amongst the premier programs in the nation as demonstrated by their 26 CCS, 12 NorCal, and six CIF State championships. The program has produced some impressive athletes including three-time WNBA All-Star point guard Danielle Robinson ’07 and three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri (Walsh ’96) Jennings.
As a three-sport AMHS athlete, Coach Phillips ’86 was highly recruited before accepting a softball scholarship to Northwestern University. In 1993, she returned to her alma mater as a math teacher and the head women’s basketball coach. Her 1999 State Champion Monarchs finished the season 31-0 and Coach Phillips was named the National High School Coach of the Year by Cal-Hi Sports. In 2013 and 2014, Coach Phillips was named USA Basketball’s Developmental Coach of the Year. In 2014, she served as the head coach for the USA Basketball U17 team and led the team to a gold medal in the World Championship game against Spain. In 25 years of coaching at AMHS, Coach Phillips has led the Monarchs to 20 league, 19 CCS, 12 NorCal, and 6 CIF state championships. Many students from her program have gone on to successful careers in athletics, including Kerri (Walsh ’96) Jennings, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, and Danielle Robinson ’07, a three-time WNBA All Star point guard for the Phoenix Mercury.