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Fargas Coaching Tree Expands

Judy Willson
Judy Willson
Communications Associate

BATON ROUGE, La. – The coaching tree of LSU women’s basketball head coach Nikki Fargas has gained another branch as former LSU student-athlete and recent director of player development LaSondra Barrett is taking a collegiate assistant coaching position.

“I’m excited for LaSondra to have this opportunity to continue her on-court coaching career,” said Fargas. “Her knowledge of the game and her ability to connect with the student-athletes will be a great asset to the staff at Louisiana Tech.”

Barrett, who played for the Lady Tigers from 2008-12, has served as an administrative graduate assistant and the recently-added position of director of player development on Fargas’ staff over the past two seasons, following her professional playing career and one one season on the staff at FIU.

The Fargas coaching tree includes current San Diego State head coach Stacie Terry, Albany interim head coach Tony Perotti and Appalachian State head coach Angel Elderkin, as well as other former graduate assistants and players.

  • Stacie Terry (assistant coach, 2009-13) – head coach, San Diego State
  • Tony Perotti (assistant coach, 2008-16) – interim head coach, Albany
  • Angel Elderkin (video coordinator, 2011-12; assistant coach, 2013-14) – head coach, Appalachian State
  • Jon Silver (director of operations, 2011-15) – director of operations, San Diego State
  • Michael Scruggs (Video coordinator, 2012-14; assistant coach, 2014-15) – assistant coach, Loyola-Chicago
  • LaSondra Barrett (LSU player, 2008-12; graduate assistant, 2016-17; director of player development, 2017-18) – assistant coach, Louisiana Tech
  • Destini Hughes (LSU player, 2008-12; graduate assistant, 2014-16) – assistant coach, Quinnipiac
  • Tiffany Morton (graduate assistant, 2013-14) – assistant coach, Mercer
  • Ruth Ketcham (graduate assistant, 2012-13) – assistant coach, Samford
  • Erica White (graduate assistant, 2011-12) – assistant coach, SMU
  • Darian Riley (manager/Gold Team, 2008-12; graduate assistant, 2012-14) – assistant coach, USC Upstate

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