Head Women’s Basketball Coach
LaTonya Watson is approaching her third season as the head women’s basketball coach at the University of New Haven. She brings 16 years of Division I coaching experience to the Chargers’ sideline.
WHY DO YOU GIVE?
If you believe in something, you should invest in that cause. If you have a product, and you want others to value your product, you have to promote it and make a commitment. Then others will follow. I also strongly believe it is important to be a role model and to teach our students about giving back.
I am a relationship person, and the relationships I have made since starting here two years ago are what make me love the University. When people develop a genuine connection in getting to know one another beyond the surface, that motivates them to do whatever they can to show their support. I strongly admire President Kaplan’s desire and courage to think big about expanding opportunities for our faculty and students to impact the world around us through innovation. I want to do whatever I can to help, whether it be through volunteering, getting more involved with events on campus, or donating.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE NEXT 100 YEARS?
I am looking forward to seeing the University continue to expand and move forward, especially with a focus on innovation. This is important during a period of time when technology is booming. I would love us to be the University that students seek out when they want to be on the cutting edge. I am also looking forward to growing and thriving within the surrounding Allingtown community.