Martin Dempsey

Staley Has Big Shoes To Fill, Replacing Geno As U.S. National Team Coach

When the buzzer sounded and the U.S. national team completed a victory over Spain for the gold medal at the Rio Olympics in August, Geno Auriemma was moved to tears.

It could be the last time he would coach so many of his former players, the last time he would head a roster full of the most talented player on earth. Auriemma later said he relished the moment and was aware of the significance.

Sure enough, that was the end of an era. USA Basketball will name South Carolina coach Dawn Staley as the new U.S. women's Olympic coach, according to an Associated Press report.

An announcement is scheduled for Friday in South Carolina.

Staley, a gold medalist as a player on...