Latrell Fleming
Latrell Fleming

Hometown:
Milwaukee, Wis.

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
Second Season

Alma Mater:
Wisconsin


09/09/2014

Walk-On Tryouts to Take Place October 8

Potential Walk-Ons should contact Latrell Fleming in the women's basketball office

12/15/2013

Huskies Back in Action at South Dakota State Tuesday

NIU is making its first trip to South Dakota and looking for its first win over the Jackrabbits

11/16/2013

Huskies Head Back to Wisconsin for Showdown with Badgers

NIU will be looking for its second win over a Big Ten team since 2011

11/11/2013

Huskies Welcome Devilettes in Home Opener

MVSU tours Midwest on four game road trip

11/07/2013

Huskies Set for Opener at Green Bay

Friday's opener will be the first contest between NIU and UWGB since 2007

03/09/2014

NIU-WMU Highlights

Highlights from the Huskies 59-51 over Western Michigan on Senior Day

02/27/2014

NIU-Toledo Highlights

Highlights from the Huskies-Rockets overtime bout February 27, 2014, in which NIU defeated Toledo, 68-59. Northern Illinois outscored Toledo in the final 11 minutes of the game -- including overtime -- 28-12.

02/23/2014

NIU-Central Michigan Highlights

Highlights from the Huskies 85-77 loss to Central Michigan. Junior Amanda Corral led NIU with 23 points and surpassed the 1,000 point mark in her career.

02/10/2014

NIU-Ball State Highlights

Highlights from the Huskies pink game versus Ball State Sunday, February 9. NIU had its largest crowd of the year with 770 fans in attendance.

02/06/2014

NIU-Akron Highlights

Highlights from the Huskies impressive performance over offensive juggernaut Akron

Latrell Fleming comes to Northern Illinois after spending the 2012-13 season as the video coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Prior to joining the Panthers' staff, Fleming spent six years coaching the WBA Prestige of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), where he assisted in the development of some of the top players in the state.

Entering his second season in 2014-15, Fleming helped the Huskies finish with the second-best defense in the Mid-American Conference as NIU surrendered 64.0 points per game, trailing only regular season champion Bowling Green. Helping Assistant Coach Kevin McManaman work with the guards, the Huskies starting back court (Amanda Corral, Danny Pulliam and Ally Lehman) record an assist/turnover ratio of 1.24 last year.

As a team last season, the Huskies had four more conference wins than in 2012-13 and won their first round matchup at Eastern Michigan in the Mid-American Conference Tournament as NIU sank the Eagles in overtime, 81-76. It was the second of two overtime wins for NIU, the most since the 2009-10 season.

"Latrell is a great hire for us because of his work ethic, his terrific ability to relate to our players, his energy, and his ability to coach and get the absolute best out of players," said Head Coach Kathi Bennett. "It is also a great situation because my dad recruited him to Wisconsin and he has been part of the Bennett family for a long time. I am so happy to bring him aboard and so is the rest of our staff. It is a great feeling knowing how well we work together."

"When coach Bennett offered me the job, I thought it was a great opportunity to work with a great group of people at a great university," said Fleming. " I spent four years under Bo Ryan as a student assistant at Wisconsin before coaching one of the top AAU teams in the Midwest. I was able to develop ties with AAU and high school coaches in the area and I think that will help me on the recruiting trail."

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Fleming was recruited by Bennett's father, Dick, however, his playing career at Wisconsin ended before it began when he was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a disorder generally characterized by the enlargement of the heart muscle and the thickening of the walls of the left ventricle.

Following his diagnosis, Fleming remained with the Badgers, serving as a student assistant under Head Coach Bo Ryan from 2001-06. Wisconsin won three Big Ten Championships in that period of time, including UW's first championship since 1947, advancing to the NCAA Tournament five times in that span. The Badgers advanced to the tournament's Elite Eight in 2004-05.

As a high school player, Fleming won a state championship at John Marshall High School in 2001, where he was also a McDonald's All-American nominee. He was named as one of the Top-50 seniors in the country by The Sporting News in that same season as well.

Off the court, Fleming is a spokesman for the American Heart Foundation, is a junior board member of the YMCA of greater Milwaukee and member of the NAACP. He also spent five years as a banking analyst in Milwaukee at Marshall and Ilsley.

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