Women's Basketball Coaching Staff
Tony Perotti
Assistant Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Coach
Experience: 3 Years

Tony Perotti, a Tennessee graduate, is beginning his third season on the Bruin staff. Perotti came to UCLA in 2008-09 from Northern Arizona University, where he had spent four seasons as an assistant. He was the associate head coach his last two seasons at NAU. He served primarily as the team's recruiting coordinator, game scouting coordinator and in the development of the perimeter players.

In his four seasons at NAU, Perotti helped the Lumberjacks compile 71 victories, win the Big Sky Conference Tournament and advance to the school's first-ever NCAA Tournament. During his tenure, the Lumberjacks set school records for field goals, points scored, assists, rebounds, three-point shots made and free throw percentage. Guard Sade Cunningham set a school record for single-season and career assists. In '06-07, NAU led the conference in field goal percentage, scoring defense and assists per game. In his first season as an assistant, Perotti not only helped the team to a 19-10 record and third-place conference finish, but took over as head coach for three games (2-1) at the end of the season when the head coach was home with a newborn baby.

Prior to that, Perotti spent five seasons working as an assistant at the University of San Francisco. He was the team's top assistant from 2000-04 and worked as the third assistant in his first season. He also served as the program's recruiting coordinator in 2000 and '02-03. During that period, Perotti helped to successfully sign two Junior College All-Americans, three West Coast Conference Freshmen of the Year, as well as international players from Germany and Denmark. On the court, he worked primarily with the perimeter players and assisted in team offensive and defensive philosophy development and strategies. He also served as summer camp director and completed his master's degree (2001) in sports and fitness management.

Before his time at USF, Perotti worked as an office assistant and summer camp coach at the University of Tennessee. He also served as a practice player for two seasons with the Lady Vols. While in Knoxville, Perotti gained coaching experience in 1999 as the co-head coach of the 11-and-under AAU team Knoxville Lady Lakers. At Tennessee, he earned his bachelor's degree in '99 in sports management, with a minor in business administration.

Perotti grew up on a dairy farm in Millerton, NY, where his family still owns and operates the Lone Pine Farm. He learned the value of a hard day's work from his father John and grandfather Frank and grew up talking sports with his mother Victoria and grandmother Doris. Perotti has three siblings, brother Stephen and sisters Terry and Kelly, and three nieces, Krissy, Alexis and Cassidy.