Happy Birthday, Geno!

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Geno Auriemma was born in Montella, Italy, 59 years ago today.


The first coach in women's basketball history to lead a team to five consecutive Final Fours on two separate occasions, Geno Auriemma turns 59 today. The seven-time coach of the year was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006 and coached the U.S. Olympic Team to gold this past summer in London. This year marks the 24th time the Huskies have made an NCAA tournament appearance, and if they advance to the Final Four, Auriemma will extend his record to six appearances in a row. The Huskies start their quest today against Idaho.

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