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Luigi "Geno" Auriemma (born March 23, 1954 in Montella, Italy) is an American college basketball coach and the head coach of the University of Connecticut Huskies women's basketball team. He has led UConn to nine NCAA Division I national championships, and has won six national Naismith College Coach of the Year awards. Auriemma was also the head coach of the United States women's national basketball team from 2009 to 2012, winning the 2010 World Championship, and the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
He emigrated with his family to Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S. when he was seven years old and spent the rest of his childhood there. After graduating from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 1977, Auriemma was hired as an assistant coach at Saint Joseph's University, where he worked in 1978 and 1979. He then took a two-year absence from college basketball, serving as an assistant coach at his former high school, Bishop Kenrick, before assuming an assistant coaching position with the University of Virginia Cavaliers in 1981. Auriemma became a naturalized United States citizen in 1994, noting in his autobiography that he finally decided to naturalize when his UConn team was slated to tour Italy that summer and he was concerned about potential problems because he had never done any required national service.
For many years, Auriemma and his wife, Kathy, maintained a home in Avalon, New Jersey, to be near their respective parents in the Philadelphia area.

Before Auriemma, the Huskies had posted just one winning season in their history. As was true at many schools at the time, Connecticut did not have a strong commitment to women's sports. Both players and coaches had to scrape for facilities and resources. Eventually, some students wishing to form a soccer team threatened to sue the university. The trustees went on record supporting women's sports, and the administration decided to provide more support, especially for sports with a potential f

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Coaches again pick UConn to win American Athletic Conference

is greeted by head coach Geno Auriemma as she is taken out of the game during the second half of a national semifinal game against Oregon State, at the women's Final Four in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Indianapolis.
Posted: October 24, 2016, 8:28 am

UConn Women The Coaches Pick Again

They are 63-0 against their conference opponents. Even though coach Geno Auriemma graduated three All-Americans, including three-time national player of the year Breanna Stewart, the Huskies were received 10 of 11 first-place votes in the preseason poll ...
Posted: October 24, 2016, 6:12 am

Handle success as you handle failure: Candace Parker reflects on her career

That Stewart also happened to play her college ball at UConn, Tennessee’s ancestral hoops rival and the chosen school of four national team players and its esteemed head coach, Geno Auriemma, was too rich a coincidence. Even Summitt, still the most fiery ...
Posted: October 25, 2016, 7:21 am
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