Sports world congratulates Geno Auriemma, Sylvia Hatchell on 1,000 wins
Many people from across the world of sports offered congratulatory remarks for Geno Auriemma and Sylvia Hatchell on reaching huge milestones on the same day.
The two giants in women’s college basketball on Tuesday added another achievement to their already legendary careers. Connecticut’s Geno Auriemma and North Carolina’s Sylvia Hatchell each earned their 1,000th coaching victory. UConn defeated Oklahoma 88-64, while UNC beat Grambling State 79-63. The duo joined Pat Summitt, Tara VanDerveer, and Mike Krzyzewski to accomplish the feat at the Division I level.
After the games for the Huskies and Tar Heels were final, Auriemma and Hatchell received congratulations from media members, former players, fellow coaches, and fans.
Below are a few who gave shoutouts to the Hall of Fame coaches.
Congratulations to UConn icon Geno Auriemma on his 1,000th career win! Auriemma could coach any sport and be a Hall of Famer. Amazing. pic.twitter.com/0TyNwQXi4j
— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) December 20, 2017
— Sue Bird (@S10Bird) December 20, 2017
Congrats to @GenoAjustsayin for achieving 1000 wins! What an amazing accomplishment for Geno, Chris and all of their coaches and players throughout the years! Start tomorrow on the next 1000! #MindBoggling
— Randy Edsall (@RandyEdsall) December 20, 2017
— Shelby Mast (@BracketWAG) December 20, 2017
— Brian Formica (@BrianFormica) December 20, 2017
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) December 20, 2017
Congratulations to both Sylvia Hatchell & Geno Auriemma for joining the 1,000 win club as head coaches. Both members of the @Hoophall accomplished the feat today for North Carolina & Connecticut, respectively.
— Anthony Amey (@AnthonyAmeyWSB) December 20, 2017
Pretty amazing day in women's college basketball. Two women's coaches — Geno Auriemma and Sylvia Hatchell– both won their 1000th game today.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) December 20, 2017
1,000 Wins ya’ll! Let that sink in
— Yolett McCuin (@CoachYoJU) December 20, 2017
— Ticha Penicheiro (@TichaPenicheiro) December 19, 2017
Auriemma’s record now stands at 1,000-135. Hatchell is 1,000-376.