One of the best coaches of all time.
who is Geno Auriemma?
Geno Auriemma was born on March 23, 1954. he is currently 59 years old. Geno was born in Italy, and moved to Pennsylvania as a child. After going to West Chester University of Pennsylvania Geno started his career as an assistant coach. He helped coach at Saint Josephs University from 1978-1979. After a couple years Geno was interviewed for the head coach position of the University of Connecticut's Women's Basketball team. He got the job August in 1985.
Geno Auriemma- "I don't hire good coaches, i hire good people. If they turn out to be good coaches too, that's a plus."
The first season for the Woman's Uconn team was not good. They ended up going 12-15. This is the only season Uconn has lost with Geno as the head coach. Since he has been so successful he is one of the highest paid coaches. His last contract in 2008 was $8 million plus a base salary of $300,000. This year Geno will be making $25,000 more than his last contract. Geno Auriemma has also won many awards. He has won 9 coaches awards, 7 NCAA Division 1 Women's BAsketball Championships, and awarded spots in 3 different hall of fame's. Overall Geno Auriemma is an amazing and talented coach, who will bring many more wins to Uconn.