Courtesy of GSU Athletic Communications
Grambling State University is proud to introduce LaToya Howell as the newest member of the women’s basketball coaching staff, joining the team as the Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach. Howell’s exceptional coaching career, coupled with her impressive background as a student-athlete, brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the Grambling State Women’s Basketball program.
During her tenure as the Assistant Coach at Trinity Valley Community College from 2014 to 2019, Howell made a significant impact on the program’s success. Her accomplishments include being honored as the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Assistant Coach of the Year for Junior College in 2019. Under her guidance, the team achieved remarkable milestones, including:
– Region XIV Conference Champions for five consecutive years (2014-2018).
– Region XIV Tournament Champions in 2015 and 2017.
– NJCAA Final Four participant for six consecutive years (2014-2019).
– NJCAA 2nd place finishes in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
– NJCAA 3rd place finishes in 2015 and 2019.
Prior to her time at Trinity Valley Community College, Coach Howell served as the Assistant Coach at Texas A&M University-Commerce from 2006 to 2007. During her tenure, she achieved an impressive three-year record of 65-29, marked by notable accomplishments:
– NCAA South Central Regional Champions.
– Participation in the NCAA Elite Eight National Tournament.
– Lone Star Tournament Champions.
– Lone Star Regular Season Champions.
– Setting 40 individual and team school records, a testament to her dedication to player development.
Howell’s career in basketball doesn’t just stop at coaching. Her journey as a student-athlete began at the United States Air Force Academy from 2001 to 2003, where she was elected Team Captain for the 2002-2003 season. Howell further distinguished herself by earning the Team Most Valuable Player title in 2001-2002 and being recognized as the Best Offensive Player in 2002-2003.
She also competed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 2003 to 2006. Her leadership qualities were evident as she was elected Team Captain for the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 seasons. Her defensive efforts earned her the title of Defensive Player of the Year in 2005-2006. Additionally, she was recognized with the Teammate Award in 2003-2004 and served as Vice President of Your Degree First from 2004 to 2006, showcasing her commitment to both academics and athletics.
Grambling State University is delighted to welcome Coach Howell to the women’s basketball program. Her exceptional coaching experience, unwavering commitment to player development, and remarkable achievements as a student-athlete will undoubtedly inspire and elevate the team to new heights.