Geno Auriemma becomes grandfather
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Connecticut woman's basketball coach Geno Auriemma is a grandfather for the first time.
The 56-year-old Auriemma told reporters at the Pilot Pen tennis tournament that his 26-year-old daughter Jenna gave birth to Christian James Stigliano just before midnight on Tuesday.
It is the first grandchild for Auriemma and his wife, Kathy.
Auriemma's son-in-law, Todd Stigliano, was a soccer player at Providence, and Auriemma joked that the child likely will grow up in that sport, "head butting people, taking dives."
Auriemma was at the tournament on a break from recruiting for UConn and coaching the U.S. women's national team, which begins training camp next month.
The tournament is donating 5 percent of tickets sold through Geno's Cancer Team, back to Auriemma's charity.
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press
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