- Emigrated to the U.S. at age 7.
- Worked as an assistant coach at Saint Joseph's University in 1978-79, at Bishop Kenrick High School from 1979 to '81, and at the University of Virginia from 1981 to '85.
- Was named head coach of University of Connecticut's women's team in 1985, and had his only losing record in his first season.
- Became a U.S. citizen in 1994.
- Was an assistant coach for the 2000 U.S. women's Olympic team, before becoming the head coach in 2009; won Olympic gold medals with the 2000, 2012 and 2016 teams.
- Was selected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.
- Set an NCAA record with 90 straight victories on December 28, 2010.
- Went undefeated at the 2010 and 2014 World Championships; average margin of victory in 2014 was 28.8 points per game.
- On April 5, 2016, won his 11th national title and fourth straight with UConn; passed John Wooden for the most NCAA Division I college basketball national championships.
- Owns a series of restaurants across Connecticut, including Geno's Grille and Geno's Fast Break.
- Kathy Auriemma — Wife
- Marciella Auriemma — Mother
- Alysa — Daughter
- Michael Auriemma — Son
- Ferrucci Auriemma — Brother
- Anna — Sister
- Donato Auriemma — Father
- Jenna — Daughter
- Attended Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, United States; West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States (BA in Political Science, 1981)