NAIA DIRT: Cordaro resigns as Head Basketball Coach at LSU Alexandria

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing)

I teased this one at 5:50am this morning on Twitter. Can finally run with it…

Larry Cordaro has resigned as the head men’s basketball coach at NAIA powerhouse LSU Alexandria. HoopDirt obtained the following statement:

I’m grateful for my time at LSUA, however, to pursue my ultimate goals, I have decided not to return next season. From starting a program from scratch to taking it to a national power, much was accomplished. We created the winningest program in a tradition-rich basketball state while becoming the fastest NAIA program in history to reach 100 victories. To our fans, supporters, and students, we could not have done it without you as we defended The Fort with an overall home record of 107-10.

Much respect is to be given to what we accomplished together as we won in the class, on the court, and in the community. All the credit goes to our student-athletes for working as hard as we pushed them in our players-first program. A special thanks to all our assistant coaches, managers, trainers, and SID’s. Not only did we have a positive impact on many young men, but the Alexandria community as well.

Equally impressive to the on-the-court results, we are proud that the LSUA student enrollment grew more than 30% during the rise of the men’s basketball program. This was no coincidence. After building this strong foundation and creating tradition, I am looking forward to the next chapter in my career.

During Cordaro’s nine year tenure at LSUA, he compiled a record of 224-50 (.818), overall conference record of 126-23 (.846). He was named as the NABC NAIA National Coach of the Year in 2017, the Don Meyer National Coach of the Year in 2015, and has captured three RRAC COY awards.

Prior to his time in Alexandria, Cordaro served as the associate head coach at Southeastern Louisiana (2006-13) an assistant coach at UTA (2004-06), and as a GA at LSU (2001-04).

An official announcement from the school is expected shortly.

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