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Jim Calhoun Speaker Profile

Head Basketball Coach for the University Of Connecticut

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Jim Calhoun Biography

Head coach of the University of Connecticut's men's basketball team, Jim Calhoun was born May 10, 1942 in Braintree, Massachusetts. He has won two national championships, the 1999 and 2004 NCAA titles, the 1988 NIT championship, and 6 Big East tournament championships in 1990, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, and 2004. In 2005, he was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame.

During the Jim Calhoun era, the UConn Huskies have done well in the Big East Conference with an impressive 220-112 record (.665 winning percentage). The Huskies have won or shared conference titles in 1990, 1994-1996, 1998-1999, 2002, and 2005-2006. UConn has also won six Big East Men's Basketball Tournament championships in 1990, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, and 2004.

On March 15, 2005 he achieved his 700th win at Gampel Pavilion over Georgetown. His friend and Big East rival coach Jim Boeheim also won his 700th game during the previous week. Later in 2005, Coach Calhoun was honored by induction into the Dr. James Naismith National Basketball Hall of Fame, fittingly, along with Jim Boeheim.

Calhoun was the first coach in NCAA history to have won at least 240 games at two different Division I schools. Eddie Sutton later achieved this same feat.

Calhoun has coached 22 UConn players who have played in the NBA (from earliest to most recent): Clifford Robinson, Tate George, Chris Smith, Scott Burrell, Donyell Marshall, Kevin Ollie, Donny Marshall, Ray Allen, Travis Knight, Doron Sheffer, Richard Hamilton, Khalid El-Amin, Jake Voskuhl, Caron Butler, Emeka Okafor, Ben Gordon, Charlie Villanueva, Hilton Armstrong, Josh Boone, Denham Brown, Rudy Gay, and Marcus Williams. Of those players, 13 currently play, the most of any NCAA program.



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Hall of Fame UConn Coach Jim Calhoun Named Keynote Speaker at Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association Clinic

Posted on 9 November 2016 | 8:14 pm

Hall of fame Coach Jim Calhoun was the headline speaker for the 54th Annual Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association Clinic that happened on November 6th. To get into the event, tickets costed $40 and registration began at 8 a.m. sharp that day just prior to the Stonehill Men’s Basketball Team having their practice. There was a Read More

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