Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun resigns

Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun resigns

Storrs : CT : USA | Sep 13, 2012 at 12:34 PM PDT
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Storrs Connecticut. University of Connecticut officials have confirmed basketball coach Jim Calhoun has resigned after coaching the men's basketball team for 26 years. Calhoun will be replaced by Kevin Ollie.

During the transition period which runs through March 2013 Calhoun will remain with the University of Connecticut as special assistant to athletic director Warde Manuel.

When Calhoun resigns from all activity with the University of Connecticut he will named Head Coach Emeritus.

Calhoun was hired by the University of Connecticut in 1986. Calhoun was the basketball coach at Northeastern University where he coached since 1972.

Calhoun is one of five basketball coaches that have won three or more NCAA basketball tournament championships. The Huskies won the National Invitational Tournament in 1988.

Calhoun was named to the Naismith Memorial Hall Of Fame in 2005. In 2006 Calhoun was a member of the Founding Class of the National Collegiate Hall of Fame.

Calhoun before he coached at Northeastern University in 1972 had been a high school basketball coach in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

New sources Associated Press and Worchester Telegram

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