New coach takes over LIU basketball program

A new head basketball coach has stepped into some very big shoes at LIU Brooklyn.

Jack Perri, 36, has become a Division I coach for the first time, replacing Jim Ferry after he led the Blackbirds to back-to-back NCAA tournaments.

Perri was hired to his new position back in April, but has been on the LIU staff for the past seven years.

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