FAIRFIELD - News 12 Connecticut spoke with one of the players from the UConn men's basketball team in 2004, the first year that both the men and women won the national title.

Ryan Swaller is now a teacher at Mill Hill Elementary School in Fairfield, but says watching the game Monday night brought him back to his time as a student at UConn. He says he still thinks about the night they won the national championship, and that the win was made even more exciting by the women's basketball team's national championship win.

Swaller showed his Husky spirit Tuesday by wearing his championship ring and a navy blue shirt, which is one of the school's colors.

Swaller says he's a coach at Fairfield Warde High School, and hopes to teach his players some of the lessons he learned while playing in college.