Amber Jacobs

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Amber Jacobs
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Personal information
Born (1982-06-29) June 29, 1982 (age 34)
Elkhart, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Listed weight 152 lb (69 kg)
Career information
High school Abington Heights
(Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania)
College Boston College (2000–2004)
WNBA draft 2004 / Round: 3 / Pick: 33rd overall
Selected by the Minnesota Lynx
Playing career 2004–2008
Position Point guard
Career history
2004–2007 Minnesota Lynx
2008 Washington Mystics
2008 Los Angeles Sparks

Amber Jacobs (born June 29, 1982) is the assistant athletic director for Summit University and is also their head women's basketball coach. Previously, Jacobs was an assistant coach at the University of Rhode Island women's basketball team and former professional basketball player in the WNBA, for the Los Angeles Sparks. She is an assistant under her former head coach at Boston College Cathy Inglese.

After attending Abington Heights High School in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, Jacobs attended college at Boston College and graduated in 2004. Following her collegiate career, she was selected as the 33rd overall pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft.

Primarily as reserve in her first two seasons, Jacobs averaged 3.4 points and 1.8 assists per game. She became Lynx starting point guard in 2006 and averaged 8.2 points and 3.4 assists per game.

With the acquisitions of rookies Lindsey Harding and Noelle Quinn, Jacobs returned to a reserve role in 2007. She appeared in 29 games, averaging 3.2 points and 1.4 assists in 11.3 minutes per game.

During the WNBA offseason, Jacobs has served as an assistant coach with the University of Toledo women's basketball team for two years. She then spent a season in Ribera, Italy playing in the Italian League. During the off-season 2007–2008, Jacobs was a personal trainer in Florida. On March 17, 2008 the Washington Mystics signed Jacobs when the Minnesota Lynx did not match the offer sheet. On June 23, 2008 Jacobs was waived by the Washington Mystics. She was then signed by the Los Angeles Sparks July 7, 2008. On July 29, 2008 Jacobs was waived by the Los Angeles Sparks.

On June 1, 2010, she was announced as the Head Women's Basketball Coach at Summit University in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania.

Boston College statistics[edit]


  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2000-01 Boston College 29 333 42.9 31.0 76.4 1.9 3.8 1.3 0.0 11.5
2001-02 Boston College 31 368 43.6 34.5 71.4 2.5 3.5 1.3 0.1 11.9
2002-03 Boston College 31 374 41.2 39.4 91.2 2.3 3.6 1.4 0.0 12.1
2003-04 Boston College 32 469 48.4 39.9 84.7 2.9 4.3 1.2 0.1 14.7
Career Boston College 123 1535 43.9 34.7 82.0 2.4 3.8 1.3 0.1 12.5


  1. ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 6 October 2015. 

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