Area youth will receive instruction from UIC coaches and players
UIC begins its 41st season of women's basketball on Saturday
VanZeben has spent one year on the Flames' coaching staff and helped guide UIC to one of its best seasons in program history with an 18-13 record.
Prior to UIC, VanZeben worked as an assistant coach for the women's basketball team at Clarendon College in Texas where she played a key role in all aspects of coaching including recruiting, scouting and player development. Before that she served as a graduate assistant and the director of operations for the women's team at American University from 2007-2008.
VanZeben's relationship with Miller goes back to 2004 when she worked as a student assistant and director of operations at UNLV. She served as the team travel coordinator, assisted with Regina Miller youth camps and the Regina Miller Coaches Clinics and created an annual team notebook among other duties.
The Murray, Utah native has also worked as an assistant coach at Grayson College and as the head coach at Lone Peak High School in Highland, Utah. VanZeben graduated from UNLV in 2006 with a degree in sociology.
"Every coaching staff needs a center of gravity that holds everything together. That's Amanda," said Miller. "She's always on top of every detail and has a well-earned reputation as the go-to assistant when important things need doing. Her attention to detail and organizational skills makes her a valuable asset to any coaching staff."