Eastern Michigan University Athletics
Asst. Women's Basketball Coach
LaTonya Tate is in her second year as an Eagles' assistant coach after spending three seasons at the University of Detroit Mercy, serving as an assistant coach of the women's basketball program.
first season in Ypsilanti, Tate
worked with the guards as the Eagles
captured a share of the Mid-American Conference West Division Championship.
The guards averaged 42.4 points and 12.7 assists per game while making the sixth most three-pointers in school history.
The 37-year-old Tate was a member of the Detroit Mercy women's basketball staff for two separate stints, from 2004-07 and from 1995-97.
She was also an assistant women's basketball coach at the University of Illinois-Chicago (1997-2001), a graduate assistant coach at Syracuse University (1995-96) and a part-time assistant coach at Kansas State University (1994-95).
A native of Detroit, Tate graduated from Detroit Cass Technical High School in 1988 after earning All-State honors in basketball.
was an All-State Dream
Team selection, an honorable mention All-American and the runner-up for Miss Basketball in the state of Michigan in 1987.
Tate went on to become a standout women's basketball player at the University of Iowa where she was the team captain of the 1991-92 Hawkeyes squad.
played on three Big Ten championship teams and four NCAA postseason tournament teams under then-head coach C. Vivian Stringer.
She completed her bachelor's degree at Iowa in 1992.
has one daughter, LaShawnta.