Dom Perno

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Dom Perno
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach, associate athletic director
Biographical details
Born New Haven, Connecticut
Playing career
1961–1964 Connecticut
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1977–1986 Connecticut
Head coaching record
Overall 139–114
Accomplishments and honors
Yankee Conference

Dom Perno (born in New Haven, Connecticut) is an American basketball coach and former associate athletic director at George Washington University. He was head basketball coach at the University of Connecticut for nine seasons, from 1977 to 1986, compiling a 139-114 record, making both the NCAA tournament and NIT. He coached former George Washington head coach Karl Hobbs in college. Before becoming head coach at UConn, he was head coach at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol, Connecticut, then assistant coach at UConn under Dee Rowe.

After UConn, he worked as a broadcaster before being hired by GW in 1997.

He was replaced at UConn by Jim Calhoun.

Playing career[edit]

Perno went to Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven and played at UConn from 1960 to 1964.

On March 14, 1964 UConn upset Princeton and star forward Bill Bradley 52–50 in the Sweet 16 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The victory was sealed when Perno stole the ball from Bradley with 19 seconds to play.

Perno is married and lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Connecticut Huskies (Independent) (1977–1979)
1977–78 Connecticut 11–15
1978–79 Connecticut 21–8 NCAA Second Round
Connecticut: 32–23 (.582)
Connecticut Huskies (Big East Conference) (1979–1986)
1979–80 Connecticut 20–9 3–3 4th NIT First Round
1980–81 Connecticut 20–9 8–6 T–3rd NIT Second Round
1981–82 Connecticut 17–11 7–7 T–5th NIT First Round
1982–83 Connecticut 12–16 5–11 7th
1983–84 Connecticut 13–15 5–11 T–7th
1984–85 Connecticut 13–15 6–10 7th
1985–86 Connecticut 12–16 3–13 T–8th
Connecticut: 107–91 (.540) 37–61 (.378)
Total: 139–114 (.549)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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