Terrance Slater is in his third season as the head women’s basketball coach at Kentucky State University, and his fifth season with the program. He Slater joined the Thorobreds as an assistant coach in August of 2014.
Before coming to KSU, he served seven years as the head coach and recruiting director for Lady Mean Streets (IL), one of the top AAU programs in the country. The Mean Streets AAU organization has produced talents such as Derrick Rose and Anthony Davis. During his years with Lady Mean Streets, Slater coached and developed some of the top high school women’s basketball prospects in the country. Coach Slater has also served as Director of Scouting/Trainer for Sports Prep NBA, which has helped produce talents such as Jahill Okafor (Duke) and Chris Hunter (NBA). Slater also spent the 2010-11 season as the Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach/Recruiting Coordinator for Moberly Community College Lady Greyhounds.
A native of East St. Louis, Ill., Slater was a McDonald’s All-American honorable mention standout at East St. Louis Lincoln Senior High School from 1995-98. Slater continued his playing career at Los Angeles Community College where he was a National Junior College Association All-American in 1999 before moving on to Western Michigan University. He played for the Broncos from 2000-2003, helping turn the program from a 9-win team in his first year at WMU to a back-to-back 20-win team. In Slater’s time with the Broncos the team recorded wins over Michigan, Auburn, and Fordham.
After his collegiate playing career, Slater was signed by the Charleston Lowgators of the NBA Development League where he played from 2003-2004. Slater went on to play in the WBA (World Basketball Association) with the Rome Dragons during their 2004 season. Slater also played in the IBL (International Basketball League) with the Battle Creek Knights where they completed a perfect 21-0 season and won the franchise’s first-ever IBL championship in 2006.
Slater earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Western Michigan University in 2003.
Slater resides in Frankfort with his wife, Eboni, and two children, Branden and Egypt.