Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Former LIU coach Jim Ferry has taken the job at Duquesne and will be replaced by associate head coach Jack Perri.
Ferry will be introduced at a press conference Thursday.
“I am truly thrilled to be named the next head men’s basketball coach at LIU Brooklyn,” said Perri, who spent a year as head coach at Division III Rhode Island College. “I am honored that both Mr. [John] Suarez [the AD] and Provost Gale Stevens Haynes have given me this tremendous opportunity to build upon what we, as a team, have already accomplished.
“Over the past seven years, I have grown to love the LIU community. I cannot put into words just how strongly I feel about this university and how proud I am to lead this team of talented student-athletes. The tradition of LIU Brooklyn basketball speaks for itself and I will work tirelessly to ensure that our program is of the highest caliber on the court, in the classroom and in the community.”
Perri, 36, has spent seven seasons on the LIU staff, including the last five as associate head coach.
“We are very fortunate to have someone on staff with such tremendous experience and success throughout his career,” Suarez said. “I have complete faith that Jack will continue to bring the Blackbirds to new heights.”
A native of Elmont, N.Y., Ferry has coached at LIU for 10 years, compiling a 150-149 record.
He led the team into the NCAA Tournament the past two seasons after the Blackbirds won Northeast Conference regular-season and tournament championships in 2011 and `12.
This year LIU was a No. 16 seed and was bounced by No. 1 Michigan State in the first round in Columbus, Ohio.
The news was first reported by CBSSports.com.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.