LaTasha Shipman is entering her fourth season as assistant women's basketball coach at Florida A&M University, where she is primarily responsible for post player development, academic advisement, community relations and scouting.
In her first three seasons, she has guided the first Lady Rattler to average double-digit rebounds per game in seven years, Qiana Donald, who finished last season averaging 11.0 rebounds per game.
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 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 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 played professionally in Chile averaging 26 points and 13 rebounds for the city of Maulin.
Shipman holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Shaw University (2004), where she minored in Business Administration. She is a member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association, Black Coaches Association and serves as a community mentor.
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.