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Jim Calhoun's Biography

James A. Calhoun (born May 10, 1942) is the head coach of the University of Connecticut's men's basketball team. His teams have won three national championships (1999, 2004, 2011), played in four Final Fours (most recently in 2011), won the 1988 NIT championship, and have won seven Big East tournament championships (in 1990, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, and 2011). 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. On April 4, 2011, Calhoun won his third NCAA Men's Championship as the Connecticut Huskies defeated the Butler Bulldogs 53–41. The victory over Butler made Calhoun, at 68, the oldest coach to win an NCAA Division I men's basketball title.

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File photograph of University of Connecticut Huskies head coach Jim Calhoun standing with his team as practice for the NCAA men's Final Four basketball championship
File photograph of University of Connecticut Huskies head coach Jim Calhoun standing with his team as practice for the NCAA men's Final Four basketball championship
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