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Jim Calhoun

Jim Calhoun
Jim Calhoun Coach

Inducted in 2006
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee 2005

After building a strong program at Dedham High School in Massachusetts, Coach Calhoun was recruited by Northeastern University in Boston in 1972. He turned the team into a dominant power in the ECAC North Atlantic Conference, bringing the team from Division II to Division I. Calhoun became head coach of the University of Connecticut Huskies in 1986. Named National Coach of the Year in 1990, Calhoun led the Huskies to their first Big East Championship and the NCAA Elite Eights after only his forth year. He is the first coach in the history of the NCAA to have won at least 250 games at two different Division I schools. He was named Big East Coach of the Year in 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1998. He coached UCONN to National Championships in 1997 and 2004. Calhoun retired as Connecticut's basketball coach on September 13, 2012, closing a 26-year career at UConn

Where They Are Now

Head Coach, University of Connecticut
Where They Were
Northeastern University 1973-1986
University of Connecticut 1987-2012