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Nikki Fargas Reportedly Resigns as Lady Tigers Head Coach

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After 10 years as head coach, Nikki Fargas is reportedly moving on from the LSU program.

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Nikki Fargas celebrates along with players Khayla Pointer and Jailin Cherry during a win in the SEC Tournament.
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After 10 years and 158 wins, LSU women’s basketball coach Nikki Fargas is stepping down from the program according to a report by WAFB.

Fargas is the second longest tenured coach in the history of the program and provided some stability after the program had three head coaching changes in the previous decade.

She had one year remaining on her contract.

During her tenure at LSU, the Lady Tigers made it to two Sweet 16s and six NCAA tournaments. However, the program never quite matched the success LSU had in the 2000s.

One of Fargas’ most noticeable accomplishments at LSU was coaching in the 2012 SEC championship game while 9 months pregnant. LSU fell just short to Tennessee and her daughter, Justice Fargas, was born just two days after coaching the championship.

Fargas’ announcement comes just a week after LSU announced the return of several seniors, including her niece Khayla Pointer, and two new graduate transfers.

While the program will have a serious rebuild to get back to where it was in the 2000s, it does have some talent for the next coach.