The coaching basketball career of Kaiya Coleman got off to a rocky start.
But it ended with a flourish for Coleman, who grew up in west Laurel and graduated from St. Vincent Pallotti High School.
Coleman played on varsity for three years with the Panthers, but she got very little attention from college coaches. She ended up at Shaw University, in North Carolina, but later transferred to the University of the District of Columbia and then Division I Coppin State in Baltimore.
This season, she was a senior for the Eagles and had a memorable moment in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) tournament last week in Norfolk.
She made a shot with less than a second to...