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WNCAAB: LSU coach Nikki Fargas resigns after 10 seasons

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LSU women’s basketball coach Nikki Fargas resigned after 10 seasons to pursue another opportunity.

The school announced the news Saturday and the Associated Press reported that Fargas is in negotiations to become the team president of the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces.

Fargas, 48, is the second-winningest coach in Tigers history with a 177-129 record, trailing only Hall of Fame coach Sue Gunter.

“It was a tremendous honor to represent LSU and the wonderful people on this campus and community,” Fargas said in a university news release. “I can’t express how thankful I am to have coached the wonderful young women in our program, student-athletes who were dedicated and committed to having success on the court and in the classroom.”

Fargas guided LSU to 30 wins against Top 25 opponents and six NCAA Tournament appearances, including two trips to the Sweet 16, during her 10 years in Baton Rouge.

“I can’t thank Nikki enough for the job she has done at LSU, not only as our head women’s basketball coach, but also as a mentor to the young women on her team and many other student-athletes on our campus,” athletic director Scott Woodward said in the news release.

Aces head coach Bill Laimbeer has also served as the team’s president since the franchise moved from San Antonio to Las Vegas in 2018.

–Field Level Media

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