LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Sparks are excited to announce the renewal of Assistant Coach Latricia Trammell’s contract. Trammell joined the Sparks coaching staff on Jan. 22, 2019 and has played an instrumental role throughout the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
“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.”
Known as a defensive tactician, Coach Trammell helped guide a Sparks defense that finished third in the WNBA in defensive rating in 2020, highlighted by Candace Parker being named the 2020 Defensive Player of the Year.
“Coach T has been huge in our team’s development as well as my development defensively,” Candace Parker said after winning the award.
In addition, guard Brittney Sykes was named to the 2020 WNBA All-Defensive Second Team. In 2019, the team also finished third in defensive rating and Nneka Ogwumike earned All-Defensive First Team honors.
“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.”
Trammell was an assistant coach for the WNBA’s San Antonio Stars in 2017 and has decades of experience both as a head and assistant coach at the collegiate level. She guided Oklahoma City University to two NAIA Division I national championships (2014, 2015) and compiled a record of 85-10 in three seasons as Head Coach of the program.
Trammell attended East Central University and is from Seminole, Oklahoma.