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Mid-Michigan native, former WNBA player will help coach pro team

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GENESEE COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

A Mid-Michigan native and current basketball coach is leaving her post for professional athletes.

Tonya Edwards will move to Los Angeles in April to serve as the new assistant coach for the LA Sparks' basketball team.

Edwards, a former WNBA player and Flint native, has been coaching Bitty Basketball after school at Linden Charter Academy.

“I just want to give back as much as I can,” said Edwards, who most recently served as head coach at Alcorn University from 2008-2015. “[I feel] kids are not receiving quality instruction in basketball in the schools anymore. My mission is to give these girls the fundamentals so that they can go on to the next level.”

In 2006, Edwards was inducted into the Greater Flint Afro-American Hall of Fame.

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