Former Birmingham-Southern women's soccer standout Linda Amaya was hired as assistant coach in July 2013. She has helped coach the Panthers to 20 all-conference nods in her three seasons.
Amaya, a native of Hattiesburg, Miss., played for the Panthers from 2008-11, graduating magna cum laude in 2012 with a degree in psychology and a minor in spanish. She was a first-team all-conference selection her junior and senior seasons (2011, 2012), and was a four-time member of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Academic Honor Roll. Amaya was a 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Region selection, and a two-time NSCAA All-Region Scholar (2010-11). She also received the team's Most Valuable Player and Heart and Soul Awards.