The University of Connecticut's Associate Women's Head Basketball Coach Chris Dailey, who recently completed her 27th season with the program, has spent her life and her career promoting women's athletics. "I love the competition," says Dailey. "I love the opportunity to have an impact on young women's lives."
An outstanding player for Rutgers University Head Coach Theresa Grentz, Dailey's four seasons at Rutgers--from 1977 to 1982--saw her teams post an astonishing 108-23 win/loss record. With Dailey as team captain, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights won the 1982 AIAW Division I National Championship.
Chris Dailey served as Assistant Coach at Cornell from 1982-'83 and at Rutgers from 1983-'85 before arriving at UConn in 1985. Along with outstanding coaching ability, Chris is the Coordinator of UConn's successful recruiting efforts. Her influence is national and global, as UConn's Basketball Program attracts recruits from 29 different states and six foreign countries.
1992 saw Dailey inducted into Rutgers University Lady Knights Hall of Fame. In 2002, Chris was inducted into the prestigious New Jersey Sports' Writers' Association Hall of Fame and was honored with that organization's Distinguished Service to Basketball Award. Also in 2002, Dailey received the Clare Award from the Franciscan Life Center, an award given to women who exemplify leadership, commitment to athletics, and service to the community.
Fortunately, Chris Dailey remains at UConn.