@LATechSBB Adds Barrett to Coaching Staff
May 14, 2018
RUSTON, La. – Louisiana Tech head coach Brooke Stoehr announced Monday the addition of former LSU star LaSondra Barrett to the Lady Techster coaching staff.
Barrett joins the Lady Techster staff after spending the past year at LSU as the director of player development and the previous season at FIU as an assistant coach.
“We are excited to welcome LaSondra to Louisiana Tech and the Lady Techster family,” said Stoehr. “It became evident through the process LaSondra would be a great fit for our students and staff. LaSondra has a strong desire to help students grow and develop both on and off the court. She has tremendous experience as a player both collegiately and professionally that will be a huge resource for our current and future students.
“There is a familiarity with the league from her time in Miami. but more importantly, she has spent a number of years in the state of Louisiana. Her reputation, work ethic, and character as a student athlete and coach in our region will be a huge positive for our program on the recruiting trail with coaches and future students.”
Some of Barrett’s responsibilities with the Lady Techsters will include recruiting, player development, opponent scouting and alumni relations.
“I’m very thankful to be part of the Lady Techsters women’s basketball family,” said Barrett. “Coach Brooke Stoehr is a great leader for the Lady Techster program. Her vision for student athletes on and off the court shows how much she is invested in developing young women into something more than athletes. I am thankful and humbled for the opportunity to join her staff to implement this vision. I’m looking forward to a great season ahead with the support of the fans and the city of Ruston.”
The Jackson, Mississippi, native played professionally for three years following her collegiate career in Baton Rouge. During her time at LSU, she helped lead the Tigers to three NCAA Tournament berths while scoring over 1,500 points and grabbing more than 800 rebounds.
She was named the 2009 Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year and was a two-time first team all-SEC selection. A WBCA Honorable Mention All-America honoree after both her junior and senior seasons, she was the seventh player in program history to be selected in the first round of the WNBA draft, taken 10th overall by the Washington Mystics in 2012.
She was selected as LSU's 2016 SEC Women's Legend and was honored with other legends from each of the SEC teams at the SEC tournament that year. Professionally, Barrett played one season in Israel and two more in Australia before returning stateside to work with the LSU program.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in sports administration in 2011 with an emphasis in business commerce. She earned her master’s degree in sports management in 2016.
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