Report: Kennesaw State hires coach

Updated: April 23, 2012, 12:43 PM ET
Associated Press

A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that Toledo associate head coach Nitra Perry has been hired to coach Kennesaw State's women's basketball team.

The person spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because the school has not announced the move.

Perry, who was promoted to associate head coach for the Rockets this past season, will be introduced at a news conference Wednesday. 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.

Perry succeeds Colby Tilley, who retired in March. Kennesaw State, located outside Atlanta, went 14-17 this season and was 290-208 in Tilley's 17 years.

She graduated from Mississippi State in 2000, starring for the Lady Bulldogs.


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