Yolanda Nicole Fargas is an American basketball coach and executive. She is the president of the Las Vegas Aces of the WNBA and was formerly the head coach of the women’s basketball programs at UCLA and LSU.

Born Yolanda Nicole Caldwell in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Fargas was raised by her mother and attended public schools. She graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1990. She was a member of the school basketball team that won the Tennessee state championship in 1988. As of 2009, Fargas still held the high school’s single-season records for total points scored and successful free throws.

Fargas attended the University of Tennessee from 1990 to 1994, playing as a guard under coach Pat Summitt on the university’s Lady Vols basketball team, which compiled a 118–13 won-loss record during her playing years. Fargas was known for her strong defensive play and her three-point shooting. Her defensive play in the 1991 NCAA tournament final game, in which the Lady Vols defeated the University of Virginia in overtime, was a key factor in her team’s victory. She was named to the Southeastern Conference (SEC) All-Freshman team that same year, and in both her junior and senior years, she received the university’s Gloria Ray Leadership Award. Although she missed portions of two seasons due to injuries, her four-year statistics as a three-point shooter, with 128 three-point field goals made out of 364 attempts, place her in the all-time top 10 at Tennessee.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Tennessee in 1994, Fargas became a color analyst for Fox Sports Net South broadcasts of Lady Vol basketball games. In 1995, she added the position of color analyst for Fox broadcasts of the SEC Game of the Week, which she continued until 1997, when she became the host for sports segments on the Shop at Home Network.