Hall of Fame college basketball Head Coach Jim Calhoun has announced he is retiring from coaching. The former Uconn Huskies Head Coach was spending his final years coaching at division three school the University of Saint Joesph. Calhoun, 79, led the Huskies to three National Championship before retiring in 2012. He spent some time on TV and doing other projects before the coaching itch returned to the legendary Head Coach.
— Dennis House (@DennisHouseTV) November 18, 2021
Jim Calhoun is retiring. The 3-time national champion coach while at UConn is 79 years old and has been the head coach at D-3 Saint Joseph since 2018. One of the best to ever do it.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) November 18, 2021
Jim Calhoun released the following statement with the announcement that he was stepping down and retiring. “You’ve got to know when it’s time. We’re a really good team. The program is in great shape, we’re going in the right direction, now’s the time. Back home in Pomfret, there’s a very happy woman right now. Pat said, ‘I’ve got you back”.
Jim Calhoun explained D-1 basketball to me better than anyone could, when I was 20. UConn had just beaten SIU in the Sweet Sixteen in 2002, and I don’t remember my question, but I remember his answer.
“It’s not that we have better players. We have *more* better players.” https://t.co/DNL2m0pVcP
— Rick Gregg (@rickgregg) November 18, 2021
Calhoun is one of the best college basketball coaches of all time and will be remembered as just that. The legend has faced health problems in the past and it seems like it was just time to step away from basketball. We here at Def Pen Sports wish Calhoun the best in his retirement.