UConn’s Auriemma to receive Legends award
Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma will receive
the John R. Wooden Award’s Legends of Coaching honor in April.
Wooden’s daughter, Nan Muehlhausen, made the announcement
Wednesday at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
Auriemma, who will coach the U.S. women’s team at next year’s
London Olympics, is the second women’s coach to receive the honor.
Tennessee’s Pat Summitt did so in 2008. UConn men’s coach Jim
Calhoun was honored in 2005.
Auriemma has coached the Huskies to four undefeated seasons,
including 39-0 marks that culminated in NCAA championships in 2009
He has a career record of 771-124.
The award will be presented in April.