In a small corner of the United States is a small state called Connecticut. Within that small state is a small town called Storrs. In that small town is a small part of the University of Connecticut, but within that small part is a Big East team that has made a BIG name for itself. All under the leadership of one Geno Auriemma, coach of the UCONN women, the Lady Huskies.
Geno Auriemma has been head coach for the Lady Huskies at the University of Connecticut for 21 years. Under his leadership and discipline the program at UCONN has completely changed. The Lady Huskies went from a one win record to a record that includes 27 Big East titles and five national championships. Today, Geno’s team has become the standard to be measured by. The UCONN Huskies ARE the ones to beat and it is not easy. As of this point in time, they have only lost one game this season.
Many people have asked how it is possible for anyone to lead a team for so long and have so many wins. Some have wondered if drugs were involve, others, that there must be something in the water. Those who know Geno know though that it is just hard work and discipline. He works himself hard and expects nothing less from his players. Some girls have left his team, going elsewhere, because they could not handle his work ethic.
Many individual players have achieved greatness under his tutelage, Great names that still ring through the halls of Women’s basket ball such as: Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Rebecca Lobe, Svetlana Abrosimova, just to name a few.