(DAHLONEGA) – University of North Georgia women’s basketball head coach Buffie Burson has announced that former graduate assistant Amber Skidgel has been promoted to a full-time position as an assistant coach.
Skidgel just concluded her second season as a graduate assistant for the women’s basketball program after a decorated career in a Nighthawk uniform.

“It was an easy decision to promote Amber to full-time,” stated Burson. “She understands and lives our culture daily and has a relentless work ethic. It is also wonderful to keep a former player on staff that bleeds North Georgia blue.”

In her two years on the bench, the Nighthawks have earned a pair of NCAA postseason appearances including a program-best NCAA Championship semifinal appearance this past year. The Nighthawks totaled a 47-6 record and a pair of Peach Belt Conference championships since Skidgel has joined the coaching ranks.
In her three years as a player, Skidgel surpassed 1,000 points while helping lead UNG to back-to-back PBC Regular Season and Tournament Championships, consecutive NCAA regional finals appearances, and the program’s first NCAA Southeast Regional Championship in the 2018-19 season.
The Bethlehem, Georgia, native is second in program history in career threes made while holding the top spot for threes made in a single season, knocking down 81 in her senior campaign.
In addition to her accolades on the court, Skidgel was a three-time PBC Presidential Honor Roll Bronze Scholar and a two-time PBC All-Academic Team member.