“In The Coach’s Corner” will allow students, parents, and fans a chance to learn more about the current LCHS coaching staff. This week features Coach LaTia Fleming, girls varsity basketball and softball assistant coach.
1) What sports have you coached in your career? What classes do you currently teach?
JV Volleyball 3 years, JV Basketball 3 years, 1 year Asst. Varsity Basketball, 2 years of JV softball, 2 years as Varsity Asst. Softball. I teach Physical Science and Chemistry. Chemistry is my favorite!
2) Tell us about your personal athletic career.
I aprticipated in softball and basketball at Kingstree Senior High. In softball, I was named Most Improved, Defensive MVP, and Team MVP. For basketball, I earned Most Improved and MVP. I also played Softball at South Carolina State University for 2 years.
3) How long have you been at LCHS?
This is my fifth year teaching at Lake City High School.
4) Describe your education background.
I graduated from Kingstree Senior High and then attended South Carolina State University. Graduate work was completed at Ashford University and I earned my Master’s Degree from Grand Canyon University.
5) What is the best part of LCHS?
Teaching and coaching here allows me to make a difference by touching my student’s lives and encourage them to be prepared for their futures beyond these walls.
6) Favorite memory in LCHS athletics?
I have so many from getting my first win as a non-recreational coach with the JV basketball team to the football team’s comeback against Wilson, to Malan Wilson’s over the shoulder catch at Loris, to watching the baseball team make it’s district run last year. I just enjoy our kids giving their best.
7) Describe Lake City High school student-athletes.
Lake City High School athletes are students who are student athletes who give back to their community, work hard in the classroom and their respective areas of play (gym, grid iron, baseball/softball field, etc.), respect the game that they play, carry themselves with pride and strive to represent their school, community, and families well.
8) Who are the teachers and coaches that made an impact in your life?
Mr. Ray Prioleau who coached basketball/softball at Kingstree Senior High, he was like a father figure to his players. He pushed us to work hard and respect the game that we play. Coach Mary Hill at South Carolina State taught me the concept of being prepared and not to make excuses.