Athletic Hall of Fame

LaTonya M. Watson

LaTonya M. Watson

Sport(s): Basketball

Graduating Class: 1992

Induction Class: 2021

LaTonya Watson, four-time letterwinner, is a difference maker when it comes to women's basketball. Playing in 132 career games, this Eagle etched her name in the record books. As a freshman, she was on the All-MAC Freshman team. She received honorable mention All-MAC her sophomore year, and as a junior she was named All-MAC first team. LaTonya appears five separate times in EMU’s record book. Currently she ranks fourth in career assists, fifth in steals, and eighth in free throws made. Not to mention, tenth in single season assists and twelfth in scoring. When it was time to hang up the shoes, LaTonya turned to coaching. She spent nine seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Colorado. The Buffaloes went on to appear in the NCAA Tournament on five occasions and the team made it to the Elite Eight. The New Haven Chargers hired LaTonya as Head Coach, and they made back-to-back appearances in the Northeast-10 Semifinal Championships. Coach Watson has been a part of nine 20-win seasons, three conference titles, and has been in 11 postseason tournaments. She has coached 20 All-Conference players and 12 players who continued to pursue professional careers.

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