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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Sports world congratulates Geno Auriemma, Sylvia Hatchell on 1,000 wins

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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.

Auriemma’s record now stands at 1,000-135. Hatchell is 1,000-376.



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