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Gino Auriemma

Luigi “Geno” Auriemma (born March 23, 1954) is an Italian-born American. Auriemma emigrated with his family from Montella in Southern Italy to Norristown, Pennsylvania when he was seven years old, and he spent the rest of his childhood there. He did not speak English when his family emigrated and he was tutored in 2nd grade at St. Francis of Assisi by a classmate named John. He is a college basketball coach and the head coach of the University of Connecticut Huskies women’s basketball team. He has led UConn to eleven… Continue Reading…

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Diana Taurasi

2 More Milestones for Italian American Diana Taurasi Diana Taurasi once again proved to me that without a doubt she is the top Woman’s NCAA and WNBA Basketball player ever to play the game. It’s well documented that Diana Taurasi, is extremely humble about her personal Basketball achievements, except for wanting her teams to win.  In my opinion Diana also ranks in the top 50 basketball players ever to play.On June 11 she turned 39, June 11th is also, Joe Montana’s birthday, I just think it’s worth noting that! Shortly… Continue Reading…

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