Women's Basketball Coaching Staff
Head Coach
Nikki Fargas
Nikki Fargas (formerly Nikki Caldwell) knows success and what it takes to be successful. Entering her sixth season at the helm of the Lady Tiger Basketball program in 2016-17, Fargas vows to place the Lady Tigers back into national prominence.   FULL BIO
Assistant Coach
Tasha Butts
Tasha Butts, a standout player at the University of Tennessee and former WNBA player, enters her sixth season as an assistant coach for the Lady Tigers.   FULL BIO
Assistant Coach
Mickie DeMoss
Coach Nikki Fargas may have landed one of her most heralded recruits yet in May 2016 when collegiate coaching veteran Mickie DeMoss joined the Lady Tigers as an assistant coach. With 39 years of experience on the sidelines on the collegiate and professional levels, DeMoss no doubt brings a wealth of knowledge with her to the Lady Tiger basketball program.   FULL BIO
Assistant Coach
Charlene Thomas-Swinson
Charlene Thomas-Swinson joined the Lady Tiger women's basketball staff in July 2015. The coaching veteran came to LSU with over 20 years of coaching experience on all levels of the game, including head coaching stops at St. John's and Tulsa.   FULL BIO
Director of Basketball Operations
Shaeeta Williams
Shaeeta Williams is in her second season as Director of Basketball Operations in 2016-17. In her position, she oversees all day-to-day aspects of the Lady Tiger program, including practice schedules, compliance, team travel, community service and equipment.   FULL BIO
Administrative Assistant
Renee Braud
Renee' Braud is a long-time member of the LSU Athletic Department. She has worked in the department for 19 years and is in her 17th season working with the women's basketball program. As the administrative assistant, Braud handles the front office for the program and her duties are many and varied.   FULL BIO
Director of Video Operations
Mike Harkness
Mike Harkness joined the women's basketball program as the director of video operations in fall 2015.   FULL BIO
Director of Player Development
LaSondra Barrett
LaSondra Barrett, one of the most versatile players in LSU women's basketball history, returned to the Lady Tigers team in June 2017 in the newly-created position of Director of Player Development.   FULL BIO
Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Chris White
Chris White joined the LSU strength and conditioning staff in May 2017, following four season in a similar role at his alma mater, Cal Poly. White also works with the LSU women's tennis team.   FULL BIO