Former UConn coach Jim Calhoun has been retired from the game since 2012 and stepped away from the game mostly for health reasons. However, the spry 75-year old could be back on the sidelines as he’s had discussions with the athletic director at Division III University of St. Joseph’s in Connecticut according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.
There’s only one thing holding him back and that’s getting the clearance from his wife. “I miss the kids,” said Calhoun. “I follow the game, and I love the game. But I need to clear it by my wife, Pat, before I make a decision.”
Calhoun has had discussion with USJ’s AD in Bill Cardarelli as the two are good friends. They’ve had discussions about who might take the helm of the program when it gets started up for the 2018-19 season and Calhoun’s name came up. He also said that he would make a decision in the next week so that is definitely something to keep an eye on coming up.
Calhoun spent 26 seasons as UConn coach and won three national titles in 1999, 2004 and 2011. He also has over 850 wins and has won the Big Ten 17 times between the regular season and conference tournament crowns. He also is in the Naismith Hall of Fame — he was inducted in 2005 — and was named the AP Coach of the Year in 1990.