Shawnee will host their Hall of Fame game tonight with the induction taking place at halftime of the boys game against El Reno. Chad Tramble will be inducted for the boys and LaTosha Gaines was selected for the girls.
LaTosha Gaines attended Shawnee Public Schools from Kindergarten through 12th grade.
She was active in academics/athletics from elementary through highs school receiving many academic and citizenship awards.
She won 1st place in the Mascot race of the Kiwanis Track Meet and was voted best athlete in 4th and 5th grades, athlete of the year in 6th grade and was the recipient of a Golden Track Shoe.
As a freshman, Gaines made the varsity basketball team and earned a starting position as a sophomore.
She played many positions including forward, center, shooting guard as well as some point guard.
She was known for her defense and long-range shooting.
Gaines scored her career high of 37 points in the 1995-96 year against Moore High School.
She was selected as First Team All-Conference her Sophomore, Junior and Senior years.
She was also selected as the Lady Wolves Most Valuable Player as a Junior y as well as Defensive Player of the year as a senior.
At 17.5 points/game earned her a 3rd place finish in 6A and #4 in 3 point shooting percentage
She finished 4th in 6A in steals with a total of 86.
Gaines also was selected for several All Tournament teams including; Deer Creek 1995-96, Bison Invitational 1995-96 and she was selected the tournament MVP of the Deer Creek tournament in 1996-97.
She was Big City Honarable Mention in the 1995-96 and 1996-97 seasons.
She was selected as All State Super 5 Special Recognition in 1995-96 and Honorable Mention in 1996-97. Gaines was invited to play in the 1997 All City Game. She also tried out and was selected for the 1997 Large East Coaches All-State team.
She represented Shawnee High school at the All-state games in Muskogee, Ok where the Large East team brought home the win.
She chose to play basketball and attended power house Connors State College in Warner, Oklahoma.
There under Coach Madewell, her team had a 2 season record of 63-5. Gaines suffered a season ending injury her Freshman year at Connors but after two surgeries and physical therapy, she returned for her final season
She was instrumental in helping the Connors Cowgirls win the Region 2 Championship held at OBU in Shawnee qualifying for the National Championship Tournament.
After graduating from Connors with her Associates Degree in 1999, she chose to play at Texas Wesleyan in Fort Worth, Texas before she returned to Shawnee and completed her academic goals.
Gaines was a Freshman assistant coach at Shawnee for 3 years.
Chad Tramble, 1993 Shawnee High School graduate was a 2-year starter and 3-year contributor to teams that were led by coach Bob Banfield
A ball player short in stature at 5-10 with big heart that could do it all, rebound, pass, defend and boy could he fill it up inside and out. His love for the game was evident in practice where he was always ready to go. His tenacity was developed at a young age and loved to play the game.
His junior year he averaged 19.2 ppg, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals/game and was 1st Team All Suburban Conference.
His sr. year the numbers were a slight bit better as he remained consistent as his averages were up to 20.2 ppg, 5 rebound, 5 assists and 2 steals/game and again was selected as 1st Team All Suburban Conference.
He played in a few All-Star games after his senior season before joining the St. Gregory’s basketball team.
After his playing days he assisted his Hall of Fame brother, Paul Tramble, in coaching AAU basketball teams where they developed boys into men and taught more than basketball, they taught life principles.