Amber Cox announced as Chief Operating Officer for NWSL Kansas City franchise

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After a four year tenure as Vice President of Sports for Mohegan Sun, which of course includes the Connecticut Sun, Cox is taking her executive smarts and status as a front office “maven” to the Midwest as she will join the Kansas City NWSL franchise as its Chief Operating Officer.

It’s also a huge honor to be working alongside Coach Huw Williams who has accomplished so much in this sport. I can’t wait to get started on creating a fan experience to match the passion of our supporters and the talent of our players in the City of Champions.

–Amber Cox, new Chief Operating Officer, KC NWSL (release)

Her move to one of the NWSL teams brings her back into the soccer realm where she previously had experience for nearly two years as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for NWSL’s Houston Dash and MLS’ Houston Dynamo. She also spent eight years within the Phoenix Mercury organization.

Her executive resume also includes being the Associate Commissioner for Women’s Basketball at the Big East under commissioner (and former WNBA league president) Val Ackerman.

She has a player-first mentality and a long history of building incredible fan experiences, both of which are very important to our ownership group.

–Chris Long, owner and co-founder, KC NWSL (release)

The Sun have experienced success on the court during Cox’s tenure. Under the tutelage of coach and general manager Curt Miller and with a core that includes Jonquel Jones, Alyssa Thomas and Jasmine Thomas, Connecticut advanced to the WNBA Finals in the 2019 season where they came within one win of defeating the Washington Mystics for that season’s WNBA championship.

The Sun nearly returned to the Finals last season in the bubble before being ousted in five games by the Las Vegas Aces. During her years with the Sun, she also established herself as one of the most respected executives in the WNBA.

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