Coleman earned her business degree at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia in 2004 and worked as an accountant for a major retailer before her work at WATS. She was a candidate for District 2 in the 2009 Birmingham City Council election, challenging incumbent Carol Duncan and five others. Coleman's campaign platform included improving communication, providing youth activities, encouraging community retail and economic revitalization and expanding education opportunities. She came in last in the seven-way race.
Coleman is the wife of Larry Coleman II, founder of the Transformation Birmingham ministry. That group joined with her campaign for a prayer walk on August 1, 2009. The couple has one daughter who entered kindergarten in 2009.
- "Birmingham City Council elections: District 2 candidate Yawntreshia Coleman." (August 12, 2009) Birmingham News