Amy Cherubini, a former standout player at Indiana University, is entering her seventh season on Beth Couture’s staff with the Butler women’s basketball team. After four seasons as an assistant coach, Cherubnini was promoted to associate head coach for the 2010-11 season.
Cherubini brings coaching experience to the Bulldogs from three universities in addition to the professional and high school levels.Prior to arriving at Butler at the start of the 2006-07 season, 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 arrived at Indianapolis after posting a 49-21 record in three seasons as the head varsity coach at Pike High School on the west side of Indianapolis, leading the team to sectional titles in 2002 and 2004. The team was ranked third in the state and ninth in the Midwest by USA Today during the 2002-03 season. In 2003, Cherubini coached the Jermaine O’Neal County All-Star Team.
Prior to that, Cherubini served as an assistant at Saint Louis University for three years from 1998-2001. Her primary responsibilities included working with the team’s backcourt players, recruiting and scouting
Cherubini spent two seasons with the Atlanta Glory of the American Basketball League (ABL). During her first year, she served as an assistant coach, before moving into the lineup as a player-coach in 1997-98. Before her ABL tenure, Cherubini was an assistant coach at Michigan for the 1995-96 season.
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.