Blytheville, Ark. native and former Holmes Community College Lady Bulldog Amber Clay has joined the Holmes Community College Lady Bulldog basketball team as an assistant coach.
Clay comes to Holmes Community College after serving as the general manager of the Dollhouse Dance Factory in Jackson. Prior to, she served two years as assistant coach at Hinds Community College. She also serves as an AAU assistant coach for MHSP traveling basketball team. Before going to Hinds, Clay served as a student assistant coach at the University of New Orleans, where she finished her collegiate career.
While coaching at Hinds, she helped lead the Lady Bulldogs to a 21-7 record in the 2017 season. The Hinds Lady Bulldogs made it to the semi-finals of the MACJC State Tournament before finishing runner-up in the Region XXIII Tournament. The State Tournament appearance was the first for Hinds in over 22 years while the Region appearance was the first in over 25 years.
She was a two-year letter winner at UNO from 2012-14 as well as at Holmes from 2010-12. At UNO, she did not miss a game, competing in all 55 contests (32 starts) for the Privateers. She averaged 6.5 points and 5.4 rebounds per game during her time on the Lakefront.
She helped lead the Lady Bulldogs of Holmes to the postseason during her two seasons at Holmes. As a freshman, the Lady Bulldogs fell in the opening rounds of both the MACJC and Region XXIII Tournaments. As a sophomore, the Lady Bulldogs fell in the opening round of the MACJC State Tournament but advanced to the semi-finals of the Region XXIII Tournament. She was named Second Team All-State her sophomore season and was the leading rebounder during her freshman season. She averaged eight points and 5.5 rebounds per game and shot 47 percent from the floor.
Clay holds an Associate of Arts degree in Sociology from Holmes and a Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of New Orleans. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Sports Coaching Education from the University of Southern Mississippi.