Kennesaw State Set to Announce Nitra Perry as Head Women's Basketball Coach


Press Conference will be held in the Hospitality Suite at 11 a.m. on Wednesday KENNESAW, Ga. (April…

Georgia (Apr 25, 2012)KENNESAW, Ga. (April 25, 2012) – A press conference has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 25 at 11 a.m. in the KSU Convocation Center to officially introduce Nitra Perry as the sixth head coach in the history of the Kennesaw State women’s basketball program. The event will take place in the Hospitality Suite with members of the KSU Athletic administration and several media outlets in attendance.

Press Conference will be held in the Hospitality Suite at 11 a.m. on Wednesday

Perry spent her last four seasons on the University of Toledo’s coaching staff, including the 2011-12 season when she was named the associate head coach. Toledo was 96-40 during her time at the school, including winning the postseason WNIT in 2011 and losing in the tournament’s quarterfinal this past year.

She was also an assistant coach at Mississippi State from 2006-08 before heading to Toledo, and Perry started her coaching career as an administrative assistant for recruiting at Georgia Tech in 2004.

Perry succeeds Colby Tilley, who retired in March. Kennesaw State went 14-17 in 2011-12 and was 290-208 in Tilley’s 17 years as head coach.

She graduated from Mississippi State in 2000, starring for the Lady Bulldogs. Perry traveled overseas to play professional basketball for two years, competing in Portugal in 2001 and Italy in 2002. She also competed for the Birmingham Power of the NWBL during 2003-04 before joining the coaching ranks.

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