Chris Dailey On The Chance Of Leaving UConn

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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].”

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10 thoughts on “Chris Dailey On The Chance Of Leaving UConn

  1. clyde

    I am sure she has had many, many offers before this. When you have been with a program that you have have helped build into a national powerhouse and everything is first class – what can you possibly offer her? Besides, I bet she makes more than most of the other head coaches at other schools.

  2. Yankee Doodle

    Christine Dailey is a wonderful coach–I doubt any Division 1 school would not want her. But maybe SHE will be Geno’s successor. She has coached all of Geno’s tidbits and many of her own–who best to take over the reigns of UConn Women. She is far away from 70, like Calhoun so she has a lifetime left which use to coach OUR Women. Uconn without Christine Dailey would be like New York Harbor being there without Lady Liberty!!

  3. bridget

    I really think that she is a good coach but I would like to see someone yonger in there

  4. Mike McManus

    Chris Dailey is an integral part of the UCONN success story and I would hate to see her leave, and I’m sure that Geno feels the same way. Whatever her salary is, she deserves, and if she’s happy doing what she’s been doing so well, why take on the burden of being a head coach? She and Geno seem to function as “family” and they both inspire a similar feeling among their players. It’s a tremendous responsibility and stressful to run a program, especially one that’s been a loser…who needs that at any age?

  5. TGIGG

    To paraphrase my mentor, Forrest Gump…..Geno and Chris goes together like peas and carrots.

  6. Sam Malone

    Wondering how soon after March Madness ends that Tennessee announces the succession plan for Pat Head Summitt. Despite all that PHS has done for Tennessee and WCBB in the past, the unversity has to seriously consider the PHS effect on recruiting. There is no way PHS is still the head coach of the Lady Vols for 4 more years. High school juniors, sophomores, and freshmen will need to know Tennessee’s plan before they commit to playing basketball for the Lady Vols.

  7. Hot Babe

    Geno Auriemma has never won a NCAA national championship without Chris Dailey.

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