League sources have confirmed that Latricia Trammell will remain an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Sparks.
The news comes after newly named Dallas Wings head coach Vickie Johnson reportedly offered Trammell her top assistant spot on her staff.
“I’m excited to continue my coaching career with the Sparks and Coach Fisher,” Trammell said. “I’m blessed to work with some of the greatest athletes in the world and an amazing staff here in LA. I’d like to thank our ownership group, front office and Sparks fans for their support.”
Trammell has spent the last two seasons in Los Angeles hired by the Sparks as an assistant prior to the 2019 WNBA season. Prior to arriving in Los Angeles, Trammell was an assistant coach for the San Antonio Stars under Vickie Johnson in 2017. The veteran coach holds over 26 years of coaching experience and has quickly become one of the most talked about assistant names in the league.
“Latricia is an invaluable member of our Sparks family,” Head Coach Derek Fisher said. “Her passion for helping our players has been vital to our success the last two seasons. She has helped me tremendously and has allowed us to establish our defensive identity.”
Her defensive mind has helped guide the Los Angeles Sparks to a third place finish in WNBA defensive the last two seasons. Candace Parker was named the 2020 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year and Brittney Sykes was named to the All-Defensive Second Team.
Trammell’s resume is jam packed with experience at the Division I, Division II and NAIA collegiate levels. In 2014 and 2015, Trammell lead NAIA Divison I powerhouse Oklahoma City University to two consecutive national championships, compiling an overall record of 85-10.