For the next three years, Auriemma will coach the country’s best female basketball players, through the 2012 Olympics in London.
Auriemma, 55, just guided Connecticut to its sixth national championship and third perfect season.
He is the first active college coach to head a women's Olympic team since Tara VanDerveer led the 1996 Olympic team to a gold medal in Atlanta. The Hall of Fame Stanford coach took a year off to lead that U.S. team, which won the gold medal at the Atlanta Games.
Auriemma says the only difference in his schedule will be no longer having any time off.
We hope he still has time to make the sauce.