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Dailey to Enter Women's Basketball HOF This Weekend

June 8, 2018

STORRS, Conn. – UConn women’s basketball associate head coach Chris Dailey will be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Saturday night at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, Tenn.

Dailey will become the fifth member of the UConn women’s basketball program to enter the Hall of Fame following head coach Geno Auriemma (2006), Rebecca Lobo (2010), Jennifer Rizzotti (2013) and Kara Wolters (2017).

Dailey has coached for 33 seasons in Storrs, having come to Connecticut with Auriemma in 1985.

Together, Auriemma and Dailey have combined to lead UConn to an all-time record 11 NCAA National Championships (1995, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). The duo has led Connecticut to a 1027-135 overall record in 33 years.

Auriemma and Dailey have transformed UConn Women’s Basketball from a program with just one winning season in its history when they arrived in Storrs in 1985 to the most successful and dominant program in the history of women’s basketball.

As a coaching tandem, Geno and Chris have combined to direct the UConn women’s basketball program to 19 appearances in the NCAA Final Four during the past 28 years, including 11 consecutive Final Four berths. Also, undefeated seasons were produced en route to six of UConn’s 11 NCAA Championships (1994-95, 2001-02, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2013-14, 2015-16).

Other 2018 inductees include Ceal Barry (coach), Rose Marie Battaglia (veteran, contributor), Chamique Holdsclaw (player), Mickie DeMoss (contributor – assistant coach), Katie Smith (player) and Tina Thompson (player).

Dailey and DeMoss are the first-ever assistant coaches to earn spots in the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

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