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Lady Falcons tab former assistant as Head Basketball Coach

July 16, 2007

Raleigh , NC- Saint Augustine’s College has hired LaTanya Collins as its new women’s head basketball coach. Collins succeeds her former boss, Antonio Davis, who resigned in May.

LaTanya Collins

A Richmond, Va., native, Collins was a women’s assistant basketball coach at St Aug during the 2004-05 season. Her duties included recruiting, planning team travel, academic advisement and working with the team’s guards. During that season, the Lady Falcons finished third in the CIAA’s Western Division, led the CIAA in three-point shooting percentage, scoring defense and rebounding defense and won the CIAA highest grade point average award in women’s basketball.

Collins returns to the Lady Falcons as head coach after working at Southern Vermont College during the 2006-07 season. At Southern Vermont, she was the head women’s basketball coach, the assistant athletic director and senior women’s administrator.

Prior to coaching at Southern Vermont, she was the women’s assistant basketball coach at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, during the 2005-06 season. She was a key recruiter at Marist and also assisted with game and practice preparation, development of guards and team travel.

Collins started her college coaching career as an assistant coach at Virginia State during the 2002-03 season after playing basketball there. While at Virginia State, she coached three all-conference selections and two All-Americans. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Virginia State in 2000.

She coached basketball on the high school level from 2000-2004. She was the head girls’ varsity basketball coach and head boys’ junior varsity coach at Charles City (Va.) High School from 2000-2003, and an assistant girls’ basketball coach at Highland Springs (Va.) High School during the 2003-04 season.

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