Latear Eason is entering her third season with Kentucky State University women's basketball.
Eason served as an assistant coach on LeMoyne-Owen College women’s basketball staff from 2013-2016. She was instrumental in the development of perimeter players, scouting opponents, game preparation, and recruiting.
During her time at LeMoyne-Owen she helped guide the Lady Magicians to the team’s best record in five years at 19-9 overall, 13-5 in conference play, and was ranked as the #3 most improved NCAA Division II, women’s basketball team in the 2014-2015 season.
Before her coaching career, Eason was a four-year letter winner and three-year starter from 2007-2011 at Louisiana State University. She played under Hall of Fame Coach Van Chancellor and reached the Final Four in 2008. During her career, LSU compiled a 90-40 record- winning at least 19 games each season. She reached the NCAA Tournaments three times at LSU and won a SEC Championship in 2008.
Eason played her prep ball at John Hope College Preparatory, averaging 19.3 points, 4.0 assists and 2.5 steals per game and shot 54.0 percent from the floor as a junior at John Hope College Preparatory. She helped guide her team to a 32-2 record, including 27 straight victories, and to the Class 2A state sectionals. Earned all-city honors by the Chicago Sun-Times and was first-team Class 2A All-State. Recruiting service scout.com had Eason listed as a 4 star athlete, ranked number two guard in Illinois, and ranked twenty nine in the country at her position. Going into her senior season she was a McDonalds All-American Nominee, front winner for Ms. Basketball of Illinois, and her team was predicted to win a city and state title.
She earned her Bachelor of Art degree from Louisiana State University, majoring in communications with a minor in sports studies. Eason earned her Master of Science in recreation and sport administration with a concentration in athletic administration and coaching from Western Kentucky University.
Eason resides in Frankfort with her daughter, Naomi Karamoko.
Interim Assistant Coach
Ashley Henry begins her coaching career at Kentucky State University, working with former AAU coach Terrance Slater.
Henry is coming off a successful three-year career at Florida Memorial, where she was named first-team all-conference following the 2017-18 season. She was also a two-team defensive all-conference selection and a three-time team captain.
She brings AAU coaching experience to The Hill with three seasons working with the Lady Meanstreets.
Annitra Cole is in her first season as an assistant coach and assistant compliance director at Kentucky State University.
Cole comes to KSU after spending the last four seasons at Winston-Salem State University, where her primary responsibility was guard skill development.
Prior to her time at WSSU, she was the head women’s basketball coach at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, MD.
She has spent time coaching at Hampton University and North Carolina Central University.