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Howard Athletics Announces Staff Additions
Nicholas Latham has been named the Associate AD for Operations. Latham joins the Bison family after a six-year stint at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
The St. Louis, Mo. native will be responsible for football operations, track and field operations. He will also handle the athletic training, equipment and strength and conditioning.
Latham’s previous post was as the strength and conditioning coach at UAPB, working with all sports, but primarily with football and track and field. He oversaw and coordinated all usage of the weight room facility there.
From 2005-11, Latham served as UAPB’s assistant track coach, working with the throwers. Under his direction, eight different field event athletes captured individual Southwestern Athletic Conference titles to go along with seven NCAA outdoor qualifiers.
Latham was a three-year football letterwinner at UAPB, and a two-time SWAC Weight Throw and Hammer Champion. Latham received his BA degree in Parks and Recreation from UAPB in 2003.
Shelley Davis has joined Howard University as the Senor Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Adinistrator. In this role, Davis will be responsible for overseeing the internal operations of the Athletic Department. With her, Davis brought experience in a variety of facets of athletics administration. Prior to joining the Bison family, Davis served as the Assistant Commissioner for Championships and Senior Woman Administrator at the the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). As Assistant Commissioner, Davis was responsible for the planning, operations, and management of the SWAC Conference Championships and other events.
Prior to joining the SWAC, Davis served as the Director of Education and Professional Development at the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA), where she planned and directed all aspects of the educational and professional development programming; including the marketing and promotions, budget management, development, and administration of three annual leadership institutes. Working in this capacity also allowed Davis to be involved in Title IX and Gender Equity education initiatives, in addition to diversity education programming.
Prior to joining the NACWAA national staff, Shelley was an Assistant Athletic Director at North Carolina A&T State University (A&T). At A&T, Davis had compliance and student-athlete services responsibilities. Additionally, Davis was integral in the success of the 2006 NCAA Division I East Regional Track and Field Championships held at A&T. She assisted with the event operations and served on the Local Organizing Committee for that and several other high exposure Track & Field Meets, including the USA Track and Field Youth Championships.
Davis got her start in Athletics as a Certified Athletic Trainer, and held positions in Sports Medicine at Virginia Union Uiversity and North Carolina A&T State University prior to transitioning into athletics administration. She also served as Interim Head Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Coach at Virginia Union University for a brief stint.
Shelley was recently accepted into the 2011 Class of the NCAA Minority Male and Female Leadership Institute and is a graduate of several other leadership institutes.
Davis graduated with honors from North Carolina Central University, and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She resides in Bowie, Maryland with her son, Donovan.
By Howard University Sports Information