EVANSTON , Illinois ( Ticker ) -- Northwestern capped a busy day of coaching moves today , announcing that women's basketball coach Don Perrelli
will retire at the end of the season.
is in his
15th season with the Wildcats , who are 8-8 overall and 2-4 in the Big Ten Conference.He
has guided Northwestern to six postseason appearances , bringing his
total to 13 in 22 seasons of coaching.He is among the top 30 in women's coaching victories with 422 and was named Big Ten Coach of the Year in 1987 and 1990
It is with mixed emotions that I announce my retirement at the end of the 1998-99 season , said Perrelli
.Because the process of hiring a coach takes a great deal of time and effort , and to provide a smooth transition for present and student-athletes , my announcement must come at this time..Perrelli
has recorded 10 20-win seasons and is gunning for his
20th winning season.He
also coached at Southern Connecticut State for three years and at St. John's for five before taking over the Wildcats in 1984.