Dom Perno

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Dom Perno
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach, associate athletic director
Team Connecticut
Biographical details
Born New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Playing career
1960–1964 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 GW 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.

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