Chris Dailey
Current position
TitleAssociate head coach
ConferenceBig East Conference
Biographical details
Born (1959-08-09) August 9, 1959 (age 62)
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Alma materRutgers
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982-1983Cornell (asst.)
1983-1985Rutgers (asst.)
1985-1988Connecticut (asst.)
1988–presentConnecticut (AHC)
Accomplishments and honors
As a Player:

AIAW Tournament Champions (1982)
As an Assistant:
11× NCAA Tournament National Champions (1995, 2000, 2002-2004, 2009, 2010, 2013-2016)
19× Big East Regular Season Champions (1989-1991, 1994-2004, 2007-2011)
AAC Regular Season Champions (2014-2019)
18× Big East Tournament Champions (1989, 1991, 1994-2002, 2005, 2006, 2008-2012)

AAC Tournament Champions (2014-2019)
Connecticut Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame (2013)

Rutgers Athletics Hall of Fame (1992)
New Jersey Sports Writers Association Hall of Fame (2002)
NJSWA’s Distinguished Service to Basketball Award

Margo Dydek Award (2017)
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

Chris Dailey (born September 7, 1959) is an American women's basketball coach, who is the current associate head coach at Connecticut.[1] Dailey was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018.

Early life and education

Dailey graduated from Rutgers in 1982. She played basketball for Rutgers from 1978-1982 and was a captain in her final two seasons. She graduated with a degree in health and physical education.[2]

Coaching career

Connecticut (asst.)

Chris Dailey was hired as an assistant for UConn in 1985 and was promoted to associate head coach in 1988. She has helped lead UConn to eleven national titles, 25 conference regular season titles, and 24 conference tournament championships. In 2018, Chris Dailey and Mickie DeMoss were inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame as the only assistant coaches to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Chris Dailey". University of Connecticut. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Chris Dailey ('82) Inducted Into Women's Basketball Hall of Fame". Rutgers University Athletics. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Fittingly, Chris Dailey and Mickie DeMoss head into Women's HOF together". ESPNW. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  4. ^ "UConn's Chris Dailey Inducted Into Women's Basketball Hall of Fame". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 19 March 2019.