Amy Yates is in her second year as the Mustangs' Director of Basketball Operations. She served as interim assistant coach at SMU last season.
A 2002 graduate of Texas A&M, Yates started in 49 of the 82 games she played in for Texas A&M over three seasons (1996-1999). The ultimate three-point threat, Yates ranks second all-time at A&M in three pointers made and attempted (154-442, .348). She holds the school record for three pointers made in a season as a freshman (55) and a sophomore (67). Twice, she drained seven treys in a game, the second most in school history. During her tenure in the maroon and white, Yates averaged 9.0 points a game. Her career scoring mark is 742 points. She tallied 159 rebounds and 140 assists. As a sophomore, Yates earned Honorable Mention All-Big 12 by the league's head coaches.
Upon graduation, Yates served as an elementary school teacher (fifth grade) at Canyon Intermediate School located in the Comal Independent School District.
She played high school basketball at Cleburne where her high school team compiled a 117-26 record over four seasons, including a Texas state 4A championship.
Yates enjoys anything outdoors, reading, shopping and spending time with family and friends. She enjoys various music, a "dog lover" with four miniature dachsund dogs named Mav, Macy, Scout and Sophie. A native of Cleburne, Texas, she currently resides in Addison.