Smallthoughts:Rave of the Week …Geno Auriemma


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This week was a huge milestone for Geno Auriemma…he won his 1000 game as UConn Women’s head coach. There are some who have said if he was in the men’s division he would be just another coach …that is one thought but here is another thought …if you can coach it doesn’t matter if it’s men, women or both 1,000 wins is 1,000 wins that is quite a feat. Here is something else to consider:

Auriemma’s teams have won 11 NCAA championships, been to 18 Final Fours, won 23 regular-season conference titles and 22 conference tournaments, and have had six(!) perfect seasons.

Only five other NCAA basketball coaches can lay claim to having won 1,000 games. Pat Summitt, Tara VanDerveer, and Sylvia Hatchell have accomplished the feat as women’s coaches while Mike Kryzewski has accomplished it as a men’s coach. Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim has also won 1,000 games, although 101 have been vacated.

He’s won 88.1 percent of the games he’s coached. 1,000-135 over 33 years in Storrs.

He along with Pat Summitt have been the face of success of Women’s college Basketball. 1,000 wins is 1,000 wins. Congratulations Coach Auriemma.

Published by bklynboy59

Welcome to Smallthoughtsinasportsworld. We keep it fun and we keep interesting and informative. On Tuesdays we go back in time with Old School Tuesdays, on Thursdays we keep it fun by Smallthoughts Trivia Thursday and on Fridays ...it is Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week and Smallthoughts:Rave of the Week and we also post the answer from Smallthoughts:Trivia Thursday. I am a lifelong New York Mets, Knicks and Jets and Giants fan. I root hard for my teams and have rooted for them even when it wasn't and in some cases still isn't easy. I enjoy talking sports, and on here I get to write about it as well. I have my thoughts hence Small thoughts, we will not always agree, but respectfully speak about what we feel. I invite your comments and feedback as well. You can also follow me on twitter @bklynboy59 and facebook Jerry bklynboy Small

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