100 Stories for 100 Years

LaTonya Watson

LaTonya Watson
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.

LaTonya Watson

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