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A Chat in the Garden with Monique A. J. Smith

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Tonja Braxton is Student Support Specialist & Head Coach at Bishop McNamara Catholic High School and a Scout for the National Scouting Report. Previously, she was a Special Education teacher for Montgomery County Public Schools.

As a coach at Bowie State she compiled a 126-82 record, won a CIAA Eastern Division Championship, had three CIAA championship runner-up finishes and was named Coach of the Year three times. 

She was Head Coach at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC from 2011-2015 and Head Coach at Howard University from 2002-2009. 

Braxton compiled an overall record of 148-171 during her tour at Howard, won the MEAC Championship for the first time in school history, and earned the program's first NCAA tournament appearance. Braxton's 2009 squad won the MEAC East Division Championship & produced the MEAC Rookie of the Year for a third straight time. 

Braxton, a native of Silver Spring (MD), formerly served as Deputy Director for Softball Operations for Batter Up Foundation and DC RBI in Washington, DC. She earned her Bachelors in Political Science (1994) and Masters in Public Administration (1996) at Bowie State where she was a standout softball player and cheerleader. She capped her college softball career by being named Coca-Cola Female Athlete of the Year in 1994.

Join us on A Chat in the Garden with Monique A. J. Smith at 10:00 am EST. Come listen to our guest’s career path, her advice for others & current initiatives...A Chat in the Garden with Monique A.J. Smith, where Significance Blooms. Listen via 563-999-3513 or This is Season 8. Seasons 1-7 can be found on, previously broadcasted on Survival Broadcast Network.