Amanda Davied has been named the new head coach for the Pittsburg State University women’s basketball program. The Farlington, Kansas native replaces her former mentor, Lane Lord, who accepted the head coaching position at NCAA Division I member, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Amanda Davied

Amanda Davied

“I’m grateful for the confidence that President (Steve) Scott and (Athletic Director) Jim Johnson have shown in me,” said Davied. “I’ve learned a great deal from (former head coaches) Steve High and Lane Lord. I can’t thank them enough for their guidance and support.”

Davied has served the past 14 seasons as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Pittsburg State and was highly involved in all aspects of program administration. Prior to this, she played four decorated years for the Gorillas.

“We’re excited about this new chapter in the program’s history,” said Jim Johnson, director of Intercollegiate Athletics. “We’ve known for some time that Amanda Davied was one of the most talented assistant coaches in the country. I can’t imagine anyone more qualified to lead the Gorillas.”

For Davied, the elevation to head coach completes a journey that began in high school.

“I remember coming to Pitt State as a teenager and watching players like Jenny Miller, Jenny Pracht, and Megan Reid,” said Davied. “To be named head coach is a dream come true. We’re going to work hard and get better every day. This program’s expectations aren’t changing and I don’t think the results will change either.”