The Winston-Salem State University Department of Athletics introduced L'Tona Lamonte as the 11th head women's basketball coach in school history today at an afternoon press conference in the Bowman Gray Field House hospitality suite.
Lamonte spent last season as Assistant Head Coach at North Carolina Central University, after serving as an assistant coach at Belmont University for the previous two seasons.
Lamonte also spent four seasons at North Carolina State University from 2009 to 2013 where she was the Director of Basketball Operations.
Lamonte has spent a total of 14 years in D1 athletics. Before Belmont and NCSU, Lamonte was an assistant coach at Western Carolina University for five seasons (2004-09) and Georgia Southern University for two years (1999-2001).
She started her coaching career at Winston-Salem's Carver High School before taking her first collegiate job at Georgia Southern, where she experienced her first 20-plus win season while with the GSU Eagles. Lamonte also coached at the prep level coaching basketball, softball and cross country at Lexington City Schools for three years including being named coach of the year in 2004.
Lamonte grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and she stayed local as a two sport student-athlete at WSSU. She is in the NCAA softball history book in five different categories and led the nation in stolen bases her junior season with the Rams.
The sports management major graduated cum laude with her bachelor's of science degree in 1999. Lamonte obtained a master's degree in kinesiology from Georgia Southern in 2003.