Where would UConn Huskies women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma be without Chris Dailey? Where would CD be without Geno?
She is the yin to his yang. She’s the Bonnie to his Clyde. Without one, there is no other.
Dailey has been at Auriemma’s side for the past 33 seasons, winning 11 national championships. Together, they have built something that may never be duplicated.
Usually, it’s Auriemma that gets all the accolades.
This Saturday though, it was Dailey who was honored as she was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in the old women’s college basketball capital of the world, Knoxville, Tennessee. Dailey and former Tennessee Lady Volunteers assistant coach Mickie DeMoss became the first two assistant coaches inducted.
Fittingly, it was Auriemma who walked CD out before her speech.
Over the years, we have heard from former UConn players on what Dailey has meant to them and the program. Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart, from the WNBA’s Seattle Storm, even flew in on Friday to surprise CD.
Needless to say, she’s had an impact on everyone she comes across and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
On Saturday afternoon, we caught up with former Huskies, Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx and Morgan Tuck of the Connecticut Sun, who talked about Dailey’s induction into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.