For the second year, Bianca Latham will return as the mental performance coach for the St. Louis Surge.
Latham was a former player for the Surge from 2012-2018. She was part of both teams that won a national championship under Tony Condra in 2014 and 2016. While she was playing for the Surge, she was also pursuing a double masters in Sports Psychology and Business Administration at John F. Kennedy University.
She is the Director of Mental Performance at GameChangers Athletes and a mental performance coach with G.O.A.T. Mentality Mental Performance Consulting.
Latham has held multiple positions as an assistant coach and mental performance coach including at Ursuline Academy, Vashon High School, SIUE, Maryville University, and Culver Stockton College. She has also worked as a mental performance coach with Larry Hughes Basketball Academy and North Star Basketball as well as other athletic programs such as Modern American Dance Company and Spirit Gymnastics.
The former Surge player also played Division I basketball at Southeast Missouri State where she got a degree in Psychology. Prior to playing basketball at SEMO, she played at Incarnate Word Academy where she won a state championship. At SEMO, she was the first “true freshman” to start at a home opener game.
Now, on the coaching side of the basketball court, Latham still has the same goal in mind of winning another championship. She told her players she is expecting a third ring this season.
“I want the players to put on a show while being professional and engaging with the community,” Latham said. “I want to win a championship.”
Latham also has a two-year-old son, Nico, whom she spends a lot of her time with outside of basketball.