During the next two, three, four, five months, which I always do and have done for the last 10 years, I will be reflecting on some thingsJim Calhoun to ponder his future at UConn Apr 05, 2009
We are obviously all very disappointed for Jerome, who has been such a big part of why we are 23-1 and in first place in the Big EastUConn guard to undergo knee surgery Feb 15, 2009
While we may have made some mistakes in the recruiting process, UConn has never wavered in terms of its fostering and maintaining a strong culture of compliance and has always striven to meet the high standards expected of usUConn men's basketball target of probe May 28, 2010
I wanted to get an opportunity to let everyone know, I did have a little bit of a setback, but I'm going to fight through thisJim Calhoun treated for skin cancer May 30, 2008
It obviously isn't something that is making me particularly happyTwo UConn basketball players suspended Jan 26, 2008
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.