SALLY HIGGINS | ASSISTANT COACH
Sally Higgins begins her first season as an assistant women's basketball coach at Samford.
Higgins will be involved in all areas of the program. In addition to her coaching duties, she will handle all aspects of the team's road trips, including lodging and meals. She will also assist Morris with the day-to-day running of the women's basketball program.
"We are very excited to add Sally to our basketball staff," Morris said. "Sally brings exactly what we are looking for to complete our staff. She has a true heart for the student-athlete and a servant's mentality."
Higgins comes to Samford after serving as the director of basketball operations at Stephen F. Austin since the summer of 2015. At Stephen F. Austin, she was involved with nearly all facets of the women's basketball program, including team travel, scheduling, on-campus recruiting visits and equipment management, as well as assisting with the day-to-day functions of the office.
Higgins played basketball at West Texas A&M from 2010-14, appearing in 109 games in her four-year career. She made 35 appearances during her senior season in 2013-14, averaging 19.0 minutes, 6.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game while shooting 50.0 percent from the field.
As a senior, Higgins helped her team compile an impressive 32-3 record and advance to the 2014 NCAA Division II National Championship game. She scored six points on a perfect 3-of-3 shooting in the title game but her team narrowly fell to Bentley.
A native of San Angelo, Texas, Higgins graduated from West Texas A&M in May of 2014 with a degree in corporate communication. She also spent eight months in a seminary program called the Kanakuk Institute in Branson, Missouri.
AMAYA MAYERS | GRADUATE MANAGER
Amara Mayers begins her third season on the Samford women’s basketball program and her first as a full-time assistant coach.
In her new role, Mayers will be involved in all areas of the program. In addition to her coaching duties, she will handle all aspects of the team's road trips, including lodging and meals. She will also assist Morris with the day-to-day running of the women's basketball program.
Mayers spent the last two years as the program’s video coordinator.
In her previous role, Mayers was responsible for overseeing and maintaining overall functionality of the video area and equipment, as well as training staff on the editing system. She was also involved with recruiting and player development.
Mayers joined the Samford staff after playing for the Bulldogs from 2013-2016, where she was an integral part of the team. She appeared in 76 games in her Samford career. During her senior season, she started all 31 games, averaging 8.0 points and 3.7 rebounds, all while leading the team to a 20-11 record.
A native of Harvest,Ala. , Mayers graduated from Samford in May of 2016 with a degree in Sports Administration. She is currently working on her M.S. in Educational Leadership, Policy, Organizations and Leadership.
JON BOLLIER | ASSISTANT COACH