Fala Bullock
Fala Bullock
Title: Head Women's Basketball Coach
Phone: 912-344-3110
Email: Fala.Bullock@armstrong.edu

Fala Bullock accepted the head coaching position at her alma mater, Northeastern State University, on April 1, 2017.

Fala Bullock completed her fourth season as head coach of the Armstrong State University women's basketball program in 2016-17.

The Pirates notched a 10-18 overall record and a 6-13 mark in the Peach Belt Conference in 2016-17, dealing with the season-ending injury of leading scorer Brigitta Barta just five games into the season. Junior Machala Raymonville earned All-PBC honors for the Pirates and Armstrong State went 4-0 in overtime games during the year, including knocking off cross-town rival and DI Savannah State in a preseason exhibition contest. 

Armstrong State compiled a 16-12 overall record in 2015-16, which included an 8-0 start to the season that matched the 1984-85 team for the best start to a season in Pirate women's basketball history.

The Pirates finished the 2014-15 season with a 13-14 overall record and an 11-8 mark in the Peach Belt Conference, good for third place in the PBC East Division. Armstrong State featured a pair of All-PBC honorees in senior Dee Hayward and sophomore Brigitta Barta.

Bullock took the Pirates to new heights in her first season at the helm of Armstrong women's basketball in 2013-14. Armstrong advanced to the NCAA Championships for the third time in program history and reached its first NCAA Southeast Region title game, falling to eventual Elite Eight participant Limestone. The Pirates compiled a 21-8 overall record, 14-5 in the Peach Belt and finished first in the PBC East Division standings.

Bullock joined Armstrong from Central Georgia Technical College in Macon, Ga., where she started the program in 2011 and directed the Cougars to an impressive 25-6 record in just their second season of competition in 2012-13, advancing to the GCAA Championships.

No stranger to the Peach Belt Conference, Bullock was the assistant coach as well as the Senior Woman's Administator (SWA) at Columbus State for two years. The Cougars featured WBCA first-team All-American selection Phoebe Smith and compiled a 32-23 record in her two seasons with the program.

A former two-year standout at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Bullock earned her bachelor's of science degree in health and human performance from Northeastern State in 2004 as well as her master's of science degree in kinesiology from Northeastern State in 2006.
She served as a graduate assistant for her alma mater from 2004-06, then spent one season as an assistant coach at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College before moving on to NCAA Division II Midwestern State as an assistant coach from 2007-09.

The Irvine, California, native began her intercollegiate career at Irvine Valley College, transferring to Northeastern State as a junior and leading the RiverHawks to a Lone Star Conference championship and a first NCAA postseason berth as the team's captain in 2003.

Bullock and her husband, Dermayne, were married in June of 2011.

Amber Howell
Amber Howell
Title: Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
Phone: 912-344-2674
Email: amber.howell@armstrong.edu

Amber Howell accepted the assistant women's basketball coaching position at Florida Southwestern State College on June 26, 2017.

Amber Howell was elevated to the full-time assistant coaching position for Armstrong State women's basketball for the upcoming 2016-17 season. She spent the 2015-16 season as a graduate assistant for the Pirates.

Howell played two seasons for the Pirates from 2013-15, playing in 55 games over two seasons. As a junior in 2013-14, she averaged 7.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. As a senior in 2014-15, she averaged 7.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. The Athens, Ga., native played for two seasons at Central Georgia Tech prior to transferring to Armstrong State.

Howell received her bachelor's degree in liberal arts in 2015 and is currently pursuing her graduate degree from Armstrong in professional communication and leadership.

She is a native of Athens, Ga., and Howell graduated from Prince Avenue Christian HS in Athens, where she was the team MVP of the Wolverines in 2009-10.

Katie Buckner
Katie Buckner
Title: Graduate Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
Phone: 912-344-3117
Email: kb9756@students.armstrong.edu

Katie Buckner finished her first season as a graduate assistant for Armstrong State University women's basketball in 2016-17.

Buckner worked with the Pirate basketball program in 2015-16 as a volunteer assistant coach. She is currently pursuing her graduate degree in professional communication and leadership from Armstrong State Universtiy.

A four-year women's basketball player at Mars Hill College from 2009-13, Buckner served as the school's SAAC rep as a senior in 2012-13. She played in 82 games in her four-year career for the Lions.

Buckner graduated from Cherokee HS and her mother, Debbie Groover Buckner, played collegiately at the University of Tennessee from 1977-81.