Geno Auriemma

Geno Auriemma ( born March 23, 1954 in Montella, Italy) is an American basketball coach of the Lady Huskies of the University of Connecticut in the NCAA. With a total of five NCAA championships, he is one of the most successful college coaches of all time. Since 2009 he has also been head coach of the women's national basketball team of the United States. Auriemma was recorded both in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and in the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

Auriemma 1985 coach of the Connecticut Huskies lady who had been a remarkable team in front of him. But with Auriemmas entrance became the team one of the strongest teams in the NCAA. In addition to five NCAA championships (1995, 2000, 2002-4 ) achieved his team eight times the " Final Four " and won the " Big East " Regional Championship 28 times. At the time of its introduction into Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Auriemma could refer to the extraordinary win rate of 83.5 percent in 21 years as head coach of the Lady Huskies. His record: 589 wins and 116 defeats.

To Auriemmas famous players include the WNBA stars Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird, Rebecca Lobo and Swin Cash.

Private life

Auriemma holds the academic degree of Bachelor in Political Science. He lives with his wife Kathy and their three children, Jenna, Alyssa and Michael in Manchester, Connecticut.