Mississippi Valley State University

July 25, 2016


Picture of Assistant Coach LaTasha  Thomas-Davis
Assistant Coach LaTasha Thomas-Davis
Charles Lackey Bldg.
Latasha “Tasha” Thomas-Davis is in her eighth year as assistant women’s basketball coach and an assistant with the women’s volleyball program at Mississippi Valley State University. Her coaching career began in September 2004, when head women’s basketball coach Nate Kilbert recommended his former pupil for his newly-created position. A native of Charleston, Miss., Thomas-Davis played at Mississippi Valley State from 1999 to 2003. A combo guard/forward for the Devilettes, she was named the team’s freshman of the year in 1999-2000. Later, she would go won to reap team scholar-athlete of the year honors twice and offensive player of the year honors during her junior and senior seasons. As an assistant coach for the Devilettes, Thomas-Davis’ responsibilities include on-floor coaching, film exchange, film review, recruiting and administrative duties, such as team travel arrangements and making conference and NCAA reports. Kilbert stated that when he was conducting his search for an assistant coach, Thomas-Davis was the logical choice. “When Tasha played for us, she was very knowledgeable, both on and off the court,” said Kilbert. “I was convinced that she could come in and have an immediate impact on our program as an assistant coach. She has surely done that.” In addition to assisting Kilbert with the women’s basketball program, Thomas-Davis also assists Alyse Wells-Kilbert, with the university’s volleyball team. Thomas-Davis and her husband Andrew are the proud parents of two children, daughter Destini and son Nehemiah. She says her long-range ambition is become a Division I head coach.
Bachelors of Science in Health, Physical Education and Recreations, Mississippi Valley State, 2003 Diploma, West Tallahatchie High School, May 1999