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June 29, 1982 |
|Listed height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Listed weight||152 lb (69 kg)|
|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|
|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.
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
|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|
- "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 6 October 2015.