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UConn rewards Ollie with new contract

STORRS, Conn., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- University of Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie has been signed to a new six-year contract, school officials said Saturday.
Calhoun retires as UConn basketball coach

Calhoun retires as UConn basketball coach

STORRS, Conn., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Jim Calhoun, who won 873 games in a Hall of Fame coaching career, said Thursday he was retiring as the men's basketball coach at Connecticut.

Reports: UConn Coach Calhoun to retire

STORRS, Conn., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- University of Connecticut men's basketball Coach Jim Calhoun, who led the school to three national titles, is set to retire, ESPN reported Wednesday.

Calhoun will bike again after hip heals

STORRS, Conn., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- University of Connecticut men's basketball Coach Jim Calhoun said Tuesday he'll resume bicycling after the hip he fractured in a weekend fall mends.

UConn's Calhoun breaks hip in bike mishap

UNCASVILLE, Conn., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- University of Connecticut men's basketball Coach Jim Calhoun was set for surgery Saturday after breaking his hip in a cycling accident, school officials said.

Calhoun returns to UConn's bench

STORRS, Conn., March 3 (UPI) -- University of Connecticut men's basketball Coach Jim Calhoun returned to the bench Saturday after an eight-game absence due to back surgery.

UConn's Calhoun to undergo surgery

STORRS, Conn., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- University of Connecticut men's basketball Coach Jim Calhoun will undergo back surgery and miss at least two more games, school officials said Wednesday.

COL BKB: Marquette 79, Connecticut 64

HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Jae Crowder scored 29 points and grabbed a dozen rebounds in 13th-ranked Marquette's 79-64 road win at Connecticut Saturday.
UConn coach Calhoun to miss 3 more games

UConn coach Calhoun to miss 3 more games

STORRS, Conn., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- University of Connecticut men's head basketball Coach Jim Calhoun said Wednesday he is still ailing and will miss at least three more games.
UConn's Calhoun to miss at least two games

UConn's Calhoun to miss at least two games

STORRS, Conn., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Connecticut basketball Coach Jim Calhoun is taking a medical leave of absence beginning with the Huskies' game Saturday against Seton Hall.

COL BKB: Rutgers 67, Connecticut 60

PISCATAWAY, N.J., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Eli Carter sparked Rutgers with 19 points and Myles Mack added 14 Saturday in the Scarlet Knights' 67-60 upset of No. 8 Connecticut.

UConn's Walker declares for NBA draft

STORRS, Conn., April 12 (UPI) -- University of Connecticut guard Kemba Walker said Tuesday he will forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the NBA draft.

COL BKB: Marquette 74, Connecticut 67 (OT)

HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Darius Johnson-Odom scored nine of his 17 points in overtime Thursday in leading Marquette to a 74-67 victory over No. 15 Connecticut.
NCAA suspends UConn's Calhoun

NCAA suspends UConn's Calhoun

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The NCAA Tuesday ordered a three-game suspension for Connecticut men's basketball Coach Jim Calhoun and three years probation for violating NCAA rules.
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Jim Calhoun
Head Coach Jim Calhoun of the Connecticut Huskies has an animated conversation with the referee in the Huskies 66-59 win over the Hoyas on Saturday Janurary 8, 2005 at MCI Center in Washington, D.C. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)

James C. Calhoun (born May 10, 1942 in Braintree, Massachusetts) is the head coach of the University of Connecticut's men's basketball team. His teams have won two national championships (1999 and 2004), played in three Final Fours (most recently in 2009), won the 1988 NIT championship, and have won six Big East tournament championships (in 1990, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, and 2004). In 2005, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. On Feb. 25, 2009, Jim Calhoun won his 800th game when Connecticut beat Marquette, 93–82.

Calhoun was born and raised in Braintree, Mass., where he was a standout on the basketball, football, and baseball teams at Braintree High School. After his father died of a heart attack when Calhoun was 15, he was left to take care of his large family, including five siblings.

Although he received a basketball scholarship to Lowell State (now UMass Lowell), he only attended the school for three months, after which he returned home to help support his mother and siblings. He worked as a granite cutter, headstone engraver, scrapyard worker, shampoo factory worker, and gravedigger.

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