Amanda Miles, entering her first year with COAST, was born in Los Angeles and raised in Eugene, Oregon. At Sheldon High School in Eugene, Amanda was a First-Team All-State and All-League selection in Volleyball, along with being her league MVP her senior year. She also lettered in tennis in high school and competed at the state tournament as a junior and senior. She continued her volleyball career in Pocatello, Idaho for the Division I school, Idaho State University. After two productive seasons, Amanda chose to transfer to beautiful Point Loma Nazarene University. At PLNU, she continued to excel in the classroom and on the court where she was a setter for the Sea Lions during her junior and senior seasons. Amanda graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Food & Nutrition in 2009 and also with her Masters of Business Administration in 2012.