UConn women's hire Rodriguez has 'tools to be a great head coach'

UConn graduate Margaret Rodriguez, who has served as an assistant coach under Len Tsantirisat UConn for the past 10 seasons, has been named as Tsantiris' successor following his retirement after 37 years as the Huskies' head coach.

Rodriguez (née Tietjen) played for the Huskies from 1995-98. She is one of only four UConn players who are part of the "40-40" club with 43 goals and 42 assists. The Huskies have three NCAA quarterfinals and one final four when she played at UConn.

She played all three seasons in WUSA: two with the San Diego Spirit and one with the New York Power.

“It is great that Mags will be our next head coach,” said Tsantiris. “I’m very happy that the new coach is one of our own. She has all the tools to be a great head coach. She is a great recruiter, a great person who connects well with the kids and she is respected by her colleagues. The only thing we are missing is a national championship, and I believe that Mags is the one that can get the program back to the top.”

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