Forgive the long quote, but no reason for anyone to have to read all that crap about some dude who coaches chix hoops. Here is his bleating and crying about how incredibly tough he has it:
Geno, for whom life is very unfair, wrote:So I tell [Pat Summitt], "You know what? You are perceived as the golden girl of women's basketball, and I've got a chip on my shoulder because I don't like it. That's how I feel. I feel like there are things I'm going to have to overcome that you will never have to overcome."
I tell her, "See Ceal Barry, the Colorado coach, over there? You were just with her for an hour, going over X's and O's. Do you know a few years back that Ceal Barry called me and wanted to come up to Connecticut to go over our triangle offense? I told her we would be glad to help her. She spent three days with us. I went over everything we did with her. I watched film with her, gave her drills, and reviewed strategy. She sent me a note afterward saying, 'I can't believe you did that, I never knew you before and I'm so grateful.'
"Well, now Ceal Barry walks right by me without looking at me. So where is that coming from? Because we recruited some kids from Colorado? I've got this reputation as an arrogant S.O.B., a guy who is unapproachable. Oh really? I'll do anything for anybody. Just ask me. Call me. But then don't act like you don't know me because I got some players you wanted."
Pat says, "Well, I don't know anything about that." And she really didn't. I was just trying to prove a point. This is the kind of stuff I'm up against. And because of it, I'm out to kick everyone's butt.
Some of it is just natural. I don't want to come off as "Oh, poor Geno Auriemma, he's a guy coaching women's basketball and woe is me, it's me against the world," but it is different being a man coaching the women's game. There are always going to be certain people who don't want you to succeed, just because you are a man.