UConn Women’s Head Coach Geno Auriemma Released From Hospital

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University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball head coach Geno Auriemma returned from the hospital on Tuesday morning, the school's associate sports director confirmed.

"He is feeling better and enjoying some time with his family," Pat McKenna, UConn's associate director of athletic communications said. ". Coach Auriemma and his family wish to express their appreciation and gratitude to everyone for their thoughts and prayers."

Auriemma was taken to the hospital on Saturday morning, according to UConn officials.

University officials confirm that Auriemma decided to deplane a flight at Bradley International Airport because he was not feeling well. The coach had been ill for several days prior to the incident, according to the university.

Earlier this month Auriemma missed a parade celebrating his team’s fourth consecutive national title due to illness.

His family asks for privacy during this time. 

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