Chris Dailey
Current position
TitleAssociate head coach
ConferenceBig East Conference
Biographical details
Born (1959-08-09) August 9, 1959 (age 63)
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 Champion (1982)
As an Assistant:
11× NCAA tournament National Champion (1995, 2000, 2002-2004, 2009, 2010, 2013-2016)
19× Big East Regular Season Champion (1989-1991, 1994-2004, 2007-2011)
AAC Regular Season Champion (2014-2019)
18× Big East tournament champion (1989, 1991, 1994-2002, 2005, 2006, 2008-2012)

AAC Tournament Champion (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

Christine A. Dailey[1] (born September 7, 1959) is an American women's basketball coach, who has been the associate head coach for the Connecticut Huskies women's basketball team since 1988.[2] Dailey was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018.

Early life and education

Raised in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Daily played prep basketball at St. Peter the Apostle High School.[3]

Dailey graduated from Douglass College of Rutgers University in 1982.[1] She played basketball for Rutgers from 1978-1982 and was a captain in her final two seasons. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in health and physical education.[4][1]

Coaching career

Connecticut (asst.)

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.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b c "Rutgers 1982 List of Graduates". Central New Jersey Home News. New Brunswick, New Jersey. June 21, 1982. Retrieved April 8, 2022.
  2. ^ "Chris Dailey". University of Connecticut. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  3. ^ Staff. "Former Rutgers star and New Brunswick native Chris Dailey inducted into Women's Basketball Hall of Fame", Courier News, June 11, 2018. Accessed March 10, 2022. "Former Rutgers University and St. Peter's High School of New Brunswick star Chris Dailey, who recently completed her 33rd season as an assistant coach at the University of Connecticut, was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday night."
  4. ^ "Chris Dailey ('82) Inducted Into Women's Basketball Hall of Fame". Rutgers University Athletics. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  5. ^ "Fittingly, Chris Dailey and Mickie DeMoss head into Women's HOF together". ESPNW. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  6. ^ "UConn's Chris Dailey Inducted Into Women's Basketball Hall of Fame". Hartford Courant. Retrieved March 19, 2019.