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L'Tona Lamonte is in her fourth season as the Director of Women's Basketball Operations at NC State for the 2012-13 campaign. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the program, which includes the scheduling of team travel and practices, as well as serving as a liaison for the staff and team with athletics facilities, media relations, marketing, housing and residence life, and all of the community outreach programs.
She also assists with the overall organization and administration of the Kellie Harper Wolfpack Basketball Academy summer camps.
Continuity is the key to a solid coaching staff, and you can find that right here at NC State. Lamonte has worked alongside head coach Kellie Harper and assistant coaches Jon Harper and Stephanie McCormick for the last eight seasons.
Lamonte spent five seasons as an assistant coach at Western Carolina under Kellie Harper. In addition to assisting with scouting reports, Lamonte worked primarily with the backcourt during her time with the Lady Catamounts. She also handled game tape exchange and coordinated the Lady Catamount basketball camp and community service endevours.
Before her time on the bench at Western Carolina, Lamonte spent three years as the assistant varsity and head junior varsity basketball coach at Lexington (N.C.) High School. Her basketball team advanced to the state tournament twice in three years, including the 2004 campaign when Lamonte was named Lexington's 2004 Coach of the Year. She also spent time coaching at Carver High School.
Prior to her stint at Lexington, Lamonte worked at IMG-Muhleman Marketing during the summer of 2001 where she assisted in research, public relations and account management for NASCAR accounts and event planning.
Lamonte served as an assistant coach at Georgia Southern under head coach Rusty Cram from 1999-2001. While at GSU, Lamonte helped coach the Eagles to a regular-season Southern Conference championship in 2001.
As an assistant coach, she was responsible for overseeing the academic progress for the student-athletes, film exchange, assisting in coordinating camps as well as serving as the co-coordinator for community relations and publicity for the program.
Lamonte also worked at the University of Tennessee in 1998, aiding the Assistant Athletic Director of Business and Tickets with game day sales for volleyball, soccer and basketball. She also assisted in the support work for the budget and ticket operations.
Lamonte earned a bachelor of science degree in sport management from Winston-Salem State University where she started her career as a two-sport athlete. Due to injury, she chose to focus on softball while at WSSU. Lamonte was named to the CIAA All-Conference second team in 1999, also receiving her team's Hustle Award that year.
In 1998, the junior led the nation in stolen bases among NCAA Division II players and came in second in 1999. Lamonte went on to earn her master of science degree in kinesiology from Georgia Southern in 2003.
She is married to Donald Lamonte and they have three daughters, Tyler, Kamry and Kadence.