Like I am not feeling ill enough with a yucky cold, now I read that Geno Auriemma is going to be the next national team coach. It's enough to make a gal want to stay in bed all day.
I don't get it. Sure he's a good coach if you look at his record. I happen to think coaching is more than a record. And it's no secret that I am not a fan of Auriemma and his latest reward for coaching a national championship team has landed him a permanent spot on my "I really don't like you" list.
It's not as if previous coaches have done such a bad job; at least the pile of gold medals would seem to indicate that. It's not as if there are not plenty of other people who can do the job.
Because on the international stage and especially at an event like the Olympics where there still isn't gender equity, I think it's important that the US send a coach who is at least an advocate for gender equity and/or women's sports. But I think that Geno just likes being a big man and getting lots of attention and if he can do that coaching women, so be it. He may understand the "women's game" but I don't think he understands the larger context of women in sport.