LaSondra Barrett, one of the most versatile players in LSU women’s basketball history, returned to the Lady Tigers team in June 2017 in the newly-created position of Director of Player Development.
In her new position, Barrett will be the liaison between the team and the Cox Academic Center for Student-Athletes and assisting in the areas of student services, media relations, community service and alumni relations. Barrett returns to LSU after serving one season as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Florida International University.
Barrett played at LSU from 2008-09 through 2011-12, earning two first team All-SEC selections after being named the 2009 SEC Co-Freshman of the Year. She earned WBCA Honorable Mention All-America honors as a junior in 2011 and senior in 2012. She is one of only two players in school history to tally over 1,500 points, 200 assists, 800 rebounds and 100 steals in a career at LSU (the other Cornelia Gayden, 1991-95).
The native of Jackson, Mississippi, graduated from LSU in December 2011 with a degree in sports administration. After graduation, she was the No. 10 pick in the first round of the 2012 WNBA Draft, chosen by the Washington Mystics. She went on to play professionally in Israel and Australia and would eventually return to LSU to serve as a graduate assistant, earning her Masters of Sport Management degree in 2016.