UConn Huskies Italian born head coach Gino Auriemma was just a seven-year-old by when he moved to Pennsylvania with his family, a lucky moved for the US Women’s Basketball Association, otherwise they would have never hired him and the story the U.S made at the Olympics would be so much different, but luckily that is not what happened.
Coach Auriemma lead the United States women’s national basketball team for three years where they not just won a gold medal at the 2012 London Summer Olympics but they also were the champions at the 2010 World Championships.
Gino Auriemma has been head coach at the University of Connecticut for nearly three decades, he has been awarded National Naismith College Coach of the Year for six years (1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2008, 2009), that’s not all he is a three-time WBCA National Coach of the Year (2002, 2008, 2009),and seven-time AP Coach of the Year (1995, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2011), pretty impressive, hah!
And do you know who is an impressive person herself? yes, that’s right Coach Auriemma’s loving wife Kathryn Auriemma also known as Kathy Auriemma.
58-year-old Kathy Auriemma was born on December 14, 1954, she was just 18 and in community college when she met her famous hubby, at that time Kathy said Gino said he wanted to be a lawyer, he did graduated in 1981 with a B.A. in political science from West Chester, but his determination to be successful took him to basketball, there was no turning back after that.
Kathy Auriemma is the proud momma of her three amazing children 29-year-old Jenna, 27-year-old Alysa and 24-year-old Michael. Mrs. Auriemma resides in Manchester, Connecticut.
Her oldest child, daughter Jenna Celeste got married to former Providence soccer player and currently boys basketball coach at New Britain High School Todd Stigliano, they welcomed their son Christian James on August, 2010.