Now in her seventh season on the sidelines as an assistant coach with the UIC women's basketball program is Latasha White.
The Chicago native and former Taft High School standout has been a huge asset to the Flames during her tenure as she works with the team's post players.
White helped guide the Flames' to a record breaking year in 2006-07. UIC tabbed school records in consecutive wins (11) and most victories in a season (19). UIC also made its first-ever postseason trip in a WNIT appearance against Minnesota.
In her tenure with the Flames, White has helped develop 1,000 career-point players LaShonda Grant, Krystal Hugelier, Jacquay Holmes and Jessie Miller.
White was just a couple of months removed from graduating from DePaul when she was hired by Ryckbosch as an assistant coach.
While with the Blue Demons, White found success as both a player and a student assistant coach, giving her a wealth of experience to bring to UIC.
She played in 21 games during the 2000-01 campaign and helped DePaul to the second round of the WNIT. A knee injury, however, ended White's playing career and moved her to the Blue Demons' bench as a student assistant coach.
While on the bench as a coach for DePaul during the 2002-03 campaign, White and the Blue Demons advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1997.
Some of White's responsibilities at DePaul included: organizing practice, assisting with training and conditioning along with film exchange.
Prior to her time at DePaul, White spent two seasons at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Junior College, where she received honorable mention All-American, All-Region and All-Conference honors. As a sophomore, White averaged 12 points and nine rebounds, leading NE Oklahoma to a fourth-place finish in the country.
White, a graduate of Taft High School, helped the Eagles to their best finish ever in 1998, finishing in the `Final Four' of the Chicago Public League. During that campaign, White averaged 15 points and led the league with 15 rebounds per contest.