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Howard takes over Livingstone women's hoops
Longtime CIAA assistant replaces Brown
Published Thursday, May 8, 2014 11:06 am
by Herbert L. White

Livingstone has hired Anita Howard as head women’s basketball coach. Howard replaced Angelyne Brown, who resigned.

“I’m honored to be here at Livingstone and become part of the Blue Bear family,” said Howard, who was head coach at Salem College for two seasons, where she turned a winless program into a GSAC championship team and was named Coach of the Year in 2013.

“We at Livingstone College are excited to bring in Coach Howard. If you read about her and look at her history she is a winner, and that’s the kind of spirit we want on campus,” Livingstone Athletics Director Andre Springs said.

Prior to Salem, Howard was associate head coach at Saint Augustine’s as well as the Falcons’ head of basketball operations, recruiting coordinator and defense coordinator. Howard was also an assistant coach at Shaw, where the Bears won the 2011 CIAA championship and Winston-Salem State during the Rams’ transition to the CIAA from Division I.

Assistant coach Shayla Fields, a holdover from Brown’s staff, returns along with Latasha Shipman-Ganus, who was named associate head coach.

“I’m excited about my coaching staff,” Howard said. “They both come from phenomenal backgrounds so we are looking to build a championship mentality around our student-athletes.”

Howard graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State, where she  captained the program’s first Peach Belt championship in 2003 – her only season on the team. She also played at Fort Valley State, where she was a three-time defensive player of the year and led FVSU to SIAC championships in 2000 and 2001. 

“I’m a leader of women, so I like to develop my players as a whole, very similar to the college’s theme of holistic learning. It’s bigger than getting a ring. We want to make sure we do our due diligence and be citizens within our community,” said Howard. “While being a student-athlete, it’s about being connected with our community and speaking to the alumni because they are who push the institution.”




I wish coach Brown well in her future endeavors, and wish coach Howard success in her arrival to Livingstone. Who you wit?! LC! Julian Fennell, Livingstone College class of 2004!
Posted on May 15, 2014

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