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Suzie McConnell-Serio Has Found Her “Dream Come True” At Pitt

MINNEAPOLIS - MAY 23: Head coach Suzie McConnell Serio of the Minnesota Lynx talks to her team during a break in the action against the Connecticut Sun at the Target Center on May 23, 2006 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Sun won 81-69. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo By David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS – MAY 23: Head coach Suzie McConnell Serio of the Minnesota Lynx talks to her team during a break in the action against the Connecticut Sun at the Target Center on May 23, 2006 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Sun won 81-69. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo By David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – With a women’s basketball head coaching vacancy, Pitt looked no further than across town to find their replacement for Agnus Berenato. Suzie McConnell-Serio from Duquesne University was announced earlier today as the successor to the program.

McConnell-Serio told Starkey, Miller and Mueller on 93-7 The FAN about how excited she was to get this job.

“Hopefully it’s my last job and yes, it is a dream come true right now,” she said.  “After going through this entire process and learning about Pitt and the resources and the people that are here, I truly am excited and grateful for this opportunity to be here.”

With expectations for women’s basketball being raised at Pitt after the firing of Berenato, McConnell-Serio told us what’s realistic as far as getting people interested in women’s basketball.

“You have to win, and that’s going to draw people,” she said. “Hopefully, with a new coaching staff coming in and going to the ACC… we will continue to try and grow.  And I know the more success that we have, the more people that will come watch us play.”

Things wrapped up with with McConnell-Serio talking about how she’ll recruit players to Pitt.

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