Perotti Pursuing Other Coaching Opportunities

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Perotti Pursuing Other Coaching Opportunities

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU women’s basketball coach Nikki Fargas confirmed Thursday that assistant coach Tony Perotti is no longer on staff and will be pursuing other coaching opportunities.

“Tony was a dedicated assistant coach during his time here at LSU and he has been a part of this program’s success over the years,” said Fargas. “He was instrumental in the recruitment of top SEC prospects and has been a part of our success in maintaining a 100-percent graduation rate for players in our program who have exhausted their eligibility. We sincerely thank him for his service and wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors.”

Perotti, who has served as an assistant coach for the Lady Tigers for the last five seasons, coached LSU’s post players and had previously served as an assistant under Fargas for three seasons at UCLA. A native of Millerton, N.Y., Perotti has also had coaching stints at Northern Arizona and San Francisco.

Perotti has been a part of three 20-win seasons and four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, highlighted by back-to-back Sweet 16 trips, at LSU. He was instrumental in the development of Theresa Plaisance and Shanece McKinney who went on to continue their careers professionally with the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock and New York Liberty. The duo also finished among the program’s top five in blocked shots. Plaisance was a two-time All-SEC First-Team selection and became LSU’s first SEC scoring champion during her junior season since Seimone Augustus in 2006. She is one of 18 players in program history to collect 1,000 points and 500 rebounds.

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