Latasha Shipman-Ganus in her 2nd consecutive season coaching at Florida A&M University.
Ganus’s primary responsibilities include post development, scouting, game scheduling, academics, practice planning and recruiting quality athletes.
LaTasha Shipman-Ganus returns to the Lady Rattler bench after she spent time at UNC Greensboro (NC) where she was assistant coach and the 2014-15 season in Salisbury, NC at Livingstone College, where she served as associate head coach. At Livingstone, she helped guide the Lady Blue Bears to a 24-1 regular season record.
During her stint from 2008-2012 at Florida A&M University. She was very instrumental in recruiting Kimberly Spartan who scored more than 1,000 points and broke the record for the most 3 pointers in one year at FAMU. She also mentored and developed 2012 MEAC Defensive Player of the Year (Qiana Donald)
FAMU Team Accomplishments
· 2011: Reached the MEAC semifinals
· 2011: Most winning season in the previous ten years, 22-8
· 2011: 2 2nd Place Co Honors MEAC
· 2009: 2nd Winning record in FAMU history (18-11)
In addition, the Lady Rattlers recorded the most rebounds in a season in ten years in 2008-09, finishing the season with 1,416 rebounds.
Shipman-Ganus began her coaching career at her alma mater, Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C. (2004-08), as assistant women's basketball coach, where she helped guide the Lady Bears to a 98-25 record during her tenure.
Shaw made two NCAA Division Two Elite Eight appearances during those four years, winning the 2005 Black College National Championship, and three Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) titles (2005, 2006, 2008).
Shipman-Ganus was a four-year letter winner in basketball at Shaw University (2000-04), helping lead the Lady Bears to Black College National Championships in 2003 and 2004.
She also helped Shaw to back-to-back CIAA championships and CIAA Eastern Division titles, earning All-CIAA honors her junior and senior seasons (2003, 2004). She finished her career at Shaw scoring 1,119 career points and pulling down 782 career rebounds.
In 2007, Shipman-Ganus played professionally in Chile averaging 26 points and 13 rebounds for the city of Maulin.
Shipman-Ganus holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Shaw University (2004), where she minored in Business Administration.
Latasha Shipman-Ganus is married to Albert Ganus Jr and have a son named Albert Ganus III.
This Rieglewood, N.C., native was a all-star performer at East Columbus High School in Lake Waccamaw, N.C., where she finished her career averaging 20 points and 11 rebounds per game.
She was the only female athlete to receive All Conference and All-Columbus County Honors for two consecutive years (1998, 1999), a record which still stands.