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Saint Rose men's basketball coach Mike Perno coaching a game

Mike Perno played on some top Golden Knights men’s basketball squads. Since then, as an assistant coach, he’s helped players on and off the court to become great student-athletes. Now, Perno will head the program.

A 2000 graduate of Saint Rose where he earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, Perno is now in his 13th season overall after serving as an assistant coach throughout the previous 12 years, although he did handle the program’s day-to-day duties in 2006-07, 2014-15 and 2017-18, which former head coach Brian Beaury missed due to medical reasons. Perno has been serving as interim head coach this season. Beaury retired in October.

Learn more about him in our video.