The University of Connecticut's women's basketball team and its head coach Geno Auriemma just extended their record winning streak to 100 games Monday Night when they beat South Carolina.
In his 31 years as head coach, Ariemma, 62, guided his team to 11 National Championships, 17 Final Four appearances, six perfect seasons (1995, 2002, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2016), and 43 conference titles, according to UConn athletics.
Auriemma's 31-year record stands at 955-134, with a winning percentage of .877 overall. He is only the fourth coach to eclipse the 900-win mark and reached that number in fewer games than any coach in the history of the game.
The Hall of Fame coach has plenty of ties to the Philadelphia area, where he and his family moved after immigrating to the United States.
Luigi (Geno) Auriemma was born in Montella, Italy, and moved to Norristown when he was seven years old, along with his parents, brother, and sister. Soccer, which no one played in his new neighborhood, took a backseat to baseball for Auriemma, according to GenoAuriemma.com.