Amber Cunningham started as an assistant coach at ULM in 2014 after serving as the video coordinator at Rice University during the 2013-14 season.
Cunningham began her coaching career in the high school ranks as she was an assistant coach at Fairfax High School in her hometown of Los Angeles. During the 2012-13 season, Fairfax posted a 24-7 record and reached the CIF Los Angles Section Division I Championship Game.
Cunningham played collegiately at Rice (2002-06) and she is tied for ninth in program history in career three-pointers made (81). During her four-year career at Rice, Cunningham and her teammates won a total of 79 games and made a trio of postseason appearances (WNIT Second Round, 2004; NCAA First Round, 2005; WNIT First Round, 2006). The 2004-05 squad that reached the NCAA Tournament finished 24-9 overall and won both the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) regular season and tournament titles.
Following her collegiate career, Cunningham had a four-year professional career in Europe. During her overseas stint she played for Viernheim (Germany), Alexandria (Romania), Forssa (Finland), Gotha (Germany) and Sandhausen (Germany).
Cunningham graduated with a B.A. in psychology from Rice in 2006 and earned her master’s degree in teaching from USC in 2013.