September 16, 2010

Amy Cherubini Promoted To Associate Head Coach

INDIANAPOLIS - Amy Cherubini, an assistant women's basketball coach on Beth Couture's staff since 2006, has been promoted to associate head coach at Butler. 

Cherubini, entering her fifth season at BU, has helped the Bulldogs to a 79-47 record and a pair of WNIT appearances since joining the program. 

"I am so excited to be able to name Amy as associate head coach. Her dedication and commitment to our basketball program as well as the university made this an easy decision," head coach Beth Couture said. "She has been a major part in our success over the past several years and will continue to play an integral role as we strive to bring championships to Butler."

"It's an honor to be a part of the Butler Way," Cherubini said. "I appreciate the opportunity to continue to work with Coach Couture. She has great leadership and vision for the Butler women's basketball program. I am thankful to be able to do what I love to do and be surrounded by such a great group of people."

Prior to arriving at Butler, Cherubini spent two years as the top assistant at the University of Indianapolis. The Greyhounds advanced to the second round of the Division II NCAA Tournament during the 2004-05 campaign and were ranked as high as fifth in the Great Lakes Region. While at Indianapolis, Cherubini was involved in all aspects of the program, but focused on recruiting, opponent scouting, coordinating team defense and monitoring student-athletes’ academic progress. She has also had coaching stops at Saint Louis and Michigan.

As a player, Cherubini competed for Indiana from 1988-92. She averaged 13.3 points as a senior in 1991-92 and was named the Chicago Tribune Big Ten Player of the Year. Cherubini set a school record (and then Big Ten mark) with 10 3-pointers made in a game. She captained the Hoosiers as a senior.

The Newark, Ohio, native earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from IU in 1994. She was inducted into the Utica (Ohio) High School Hall of Fame in 1999.