On the hiring of Amaka “Mox” Agugua-Hamilton as head coach of the Cavaliers’ women’s basketball program

“Amaka is an elite coach and proven winner who understands the expectations and traditions of the University of Virginia.  She brings a culture of success and attracts student-athletes who exemplify the character and athleticism that it takes to win Championships.” – Dawn Staley (Virginia ’92), South Carolina Head Coach 

“Amaka was an excellent choice to lead the University of Virginia’s Women’s Basketball Program. She is a proven college coach who has built a great legacy in the game already and is known for producing outstanding teams at every stop along the way. She demands excellence from her players on the court, in the classroom and around the community. Her teams are always well prepared, play extremely hard, and are very intelligent. The game is fun for the players because she creates a family atmosphere on the team. Amaka will bring an immediate level of excitement to UVA Women’s Basketball that will ignite our fans, our players and future student-athletes.  Our players will work hard and compete on every play as we strive to win championships!”  – Debbie Ryan, former UVA Women’s Basketball Head Coach

“Virginia got a good one in Coach Mox! She is committed to integrity, character, and competitive excellence both on and off the court. She has been a tremendous leader of young women in our profession, and there is no question she will make an immediate impact in the storied UVA women’s program.  Can’t wait to watch that program soar.” – Suzy Merchant, Michigan State Head Coach

“I am thrilled to welcome Amaka to our Wahoo family. She is a proven winner! She is a tremendous coach, mentor and leader of young women. There is no doubt in my mind that she will restore the UVA Women’s Basketball program back to national prominence.” – Tammi Reiss (Virginia ’92), Rhode Island Head Coach

“As an alum, I am so excited to welcome Coach Mox to the crazy, Wahoo family! I believe the program will be in good hands. I look forward to seeing Coach inspire these players with her poise and experience to becoming the best versions of themselves on and off the court. “ – Lauren Moses (Virginia ’18)