Chris Dailey has been by Geno Auriemma’s side for his entire UConn coaching career. And everytime a legitimate head coaching position comes up, her name is invariably connected with it. But she’s still in Storrs.
Sunday she said she’s not leaving UConn to become the next coach at Providence, either. Phil Seymore was not retained after a first-round loss in the Big East tournament and the Friars are apparently on a nationwide search to find a replacement.
A report last week in an Attleboro, Mass., newspaper listed Dailey and Hartford coach Jen Rizzotti as likely targets.
“Really,” Dailey said. “Well, that’s why I don’t read the newspaper. That is not a place I would be interested in.”
Dailey said she hasn’t give up on the idea of being a head coach, but the situation needs to be right.
“Everything depends….you would be crazy to say never say never. You need to find your spot, go someplace where you feel it will be possible to reach your goals and be happy. I put a premium on that and the older you get the more important it becomes. When you are younger, you are more willing to go anywhere. But the more time you spend in the game, the more you know, the more you understand what it takes, on a realistic level [to succeed].”