Villanova coach Harry Perretta wins 600th game
Villanova coach Harry Perretta is the 22nd Division I women’s
basketball coach to reach 600 victories after the Wildcats beat
Iona 76-47 on Saturday in the Gaels’ Tip-Off tournament.
During his tenure, that started in 1978 when he was 22,
Villanova has had 14 seasons with 20 wins or more. The Wildcats
have made eight NCAA tournament appearances and won the Big East
regular-season title twice. They’ve also won the conference
tournament three times – including a shocking upset of Connecticut
in 2003 that ended the Huskies’ then-record 70-game winning
The Wildcats trailed Iona by seven early, but rallied for a
37-29 halftime lead.
After the game, Iona presented Perretta with a ball and his team
all mobbed him in a massive hug.