Len Latkovski
Len Latkovski
Year: 2013

Len Latkovski, Ph.D., P'93, Tennis Coach

Len Latkovski, Ph.D, has the record of being Hood’s most successful women’s tennis coach. He coached the women’s tennis team from 1995-2005. Latkovski guided the Blazers to the Atlantic Women’s Colleges Conference championship six straight years from 1999-00 to 2004-05. One of the most dominant Hood programs in the conference, Latkovski mentored numerous all-AWCC honorees, several AWCC players of the year and a multitude of AWCC singles and doubles champions. Latkovski was honored by his peers as the conference’s coach of the year three times and was named the Hood College coach of the year in 2004. Noteworthy is the Hood tennis team record in this period against the U.S. Naval Academy's team. The Blazers defeated Navy four times, no small feat for a Division III women’s college. In addition to his squad’s success on the court, Latkovski’s Blazers also excelled in the classroom. His tennis teams boasted the highest collective grade point average in the athletic department nearly every year he was at the helm. A longtime history professor at Hood, he has been a professional tennis instructor for more than three decades working with players at all levels. Latkovski earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from Bellarmine University in 1964, a master of arts degree in Russia and Eastern Europe with a minor in European diplomatic history from Georgetown University in 1967 and a doctor of philosophy in Russian history from Georgetown University in 1973. Latkovksi has also served as Hood’s faculty athletic representative, lacrosse team mentor and in various other athletic-related positions.