LaTanya Collins  Head Coach

LaTanya Collins
First Season: 2017-18

Year at Motlow: First

Motlow Coaching Record: 0-0

Colleges Played For: Virginia State

Previous Colleges Coached For: Coppin State, Virginia Tech, St. Augustine's, Southern Vermont

Coach Collins' Bio:
LaTanya Collins was named the head coach of the Motlow Lady Bucks women's basketball program on July 17, 2017.

Collins spent the 2016-17 season as an assistant coach at Coppin State University in Baltimore, where she was promoted to associate head coach prior to accepting the position at Motlow. Collins was one of 68 applicants to apply for the open position at Motlow and was selected from a group of seven finalists.

Prior to Collins' season at Coppin State, she spent two years as an assistant to the head coach/director of student-athlete development at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg from 2014-16.

Before Virginia Tech, she was the head girls basketball coach at Saint Gertrude High School in Richmond, Virginia (2013-14) and Atlee High School in Hanover, Virginia (2011-13). She served as an assistant coach at Radford University in Radford, Virginia, during the 2009-10 season, assisting with recruiting, coaching post and guard players, and supervising camps.

Collins also brings head coaching experience to Motlow. She guided the women's basketball program at Southern Vermont College in 2005-06, and at St. Augustine's University in 2006-07. After inheriting a squad at St. Augustine's that had finished 6-22 the previous season, she helped turn the program around, winning 18 games the next season and recording the second-highest team grade point average in the conference.

She began her coaching career on the high school level at Charles City (Va.) High School in 2000. Previously that year she earned her bachelor's degree in biology from Virginia State University in St. Petersburg, Virginia. She earned her master's degree in 2015 from California University of Pennsylvania.