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Wings name Latricia Trammell new coach

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May 27, 2021; College Park, Georgia, USA; Dallas Wings center Awak Kuier (28) defends against the Atlanta Dream during the second half at Gateway Center Arena at College Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
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The Dallas Wings named Latricia Trammell as the team’s new head coach on Monday.

“Coach Trammell has proven to be a winner at every level of basketball she has coached, including the WNBA,” said team president & CEO Greg Bibb. “I have long admired the approach Latricia takes with coaching, which includes exhaustive preparation, an emphasis on communication and relationships, and a continual desire to learn and grow her craft.”

Trammell replaces Vickie Johnson, who was fired by Dallas on Sept. 19 after a 32-36 record and two playoff appearances in 2021 and 2022.

Trammell spent the past four seasons on the coaching staff of the Los Angeles Sparks, primarily overseeing the defense. She helped the team earn a top-3 defensive net rating for three consecutive years, from 2019 to 2021.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Dallas Wings and I am honored and excited to lead this talented roster,” said Trammell, a native of Claremore, Okla. “I believe my coaching experiences at every level have prepared me for this opportunity and I can’t wait to get to work on behalf of this team, these loyal fans and the entire North Texas community.”

Trammell has a career head coaching record of 255-131 (.661) between the collegiate and high schools ranks.

She brings almost 30 years of coaching experience, including three seasons helming Oklahoma City University, during which time the team won back-to-back NAIA National Championships and Trammell was named NAIA Coach of the Year both seasons.

–Field Level Media