Amanda Brown (nee Brungs) is in her fourth year as the director of volleyball operations for the Gamecocks. In her role, Brown coordinates team travel, directs the camp program, helps to plan volunteer efforts and manages numerous other roles day-to-day.
In the 2015 season, Brown helped coordinate a community outreach program that led the team to eclipse 1600 hours of service over the 2015-16 school year. That total tripled the team's service hours from 2014-15 and helped it earn the South Carolina athletic department's Community Outreach Award.
Prior to joining the Carolina staff, Brown spent five years working for the American Volleyball Coaches Association in Lexington, Ky., where she was promoted twice. She managed many different events and aspects at the association, organizing the awards program for all levels and helping with the planning of the annual convention. She also coordinated television production and live elements of the Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match and Skills Competition. Brown also helped with membership recruitment and retention, spearheading and managing the group's Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship program.
While working at the AVCA, Brown also served as a coach at the middle-school and club level, helping the Lexington (Ky.) United Volleyball Club and guiding the Jessie Clark Middle School team this past fall. Brown also volunteered at Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, mentoring youth at local elementary schools.
A graduate of Georgetown College, Brown holds a bachelor's degree in business marketing and is currently pursuing a masters of business administration from Tiffin University. She is married to Kyle Brown.