In 1987 I flew home from Texas for Christmas & caught up with a few close friends and the bar we used to do our under age drinking. One of my friends casually asked if I heard that one of our former HS JV BB coach had gotten the head coaching job at UConn. Mind you he said nothing about Women's basketball or exactly which former coach, we had about 4 or 5 coaches in two years of JV ball. By 1992 when I was home now out of the Army and was able to make the HS reunion. Same friend asked if I was keeping track of the job Geno was doing at UConn. The name Geno honestly did not ring a bell so I came home and looked in the year book and sure enough one of our JV coach was Geno. Wow I though, I got to go see UConn play. So I brought tickets to UConn vs. Villaova just a short ride across the bridge. It was a good game but the guy coaching UConn sure did look like the Geno I remember. Totally confused I went home thinking maybe they meant Connecticut College so I gave up. Sometime around the summer of 1993 I was at a christening and finally found out Geno was actually coaching the Women at UConn. I have been hooked since 1993, but it could have been much sooner.