The women’s basketball program continues to be ranked one of the best in the nation and has claimed 28 CCS, 12 NorCal, and six CIF State championships, plus a National Championship. This past season, the Monarchs captured the WCAL title with an undefeated record and won the CCS Open Division Championship, advancing to the NorCal Open Division playoffs. The program has produced some professional athletes including three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri (Walsh ’96) Jennings and three-time WNBA All-Star point guard Danielle Robinson ’07.
Coach Sue Phillips ’86 was honored with the Gatorade Coaching Excellence Award this year. Last season, she was named the National Coach of the Year by Naismith and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. In 27 years of coaching at AMHS, Coach Phillips has led her alma mater to 22 league, 21 CCS, 12 NorCal and six CIF state championships with a national title in 2018. Her coaching record stands at 692 wins and 128 losses. This year, Coach Phillips and her assistant coaches, Coach Tami Monson and Coach Joe Guerra, were asked to coach the McDonald’s All-American Game, which is televised by ESPN and brings together the top 24 players in the country to compete in Atlanta, Georgia. Coach Phillips is no stranger to leading teams at the national and international level. 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 Championships. In recognition of her efforts, she was named the USA Basketball Developmental National Coach of the Year.