Jim Calhoun advises new program at St. Joseph in West Hartford

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Agosto 15, 2017

The longtime UConn coach said that he is acting as an unpaid adviser to the University of St. Joseph (in West Hartford, Conn.) to help build a new men's basketball program and wouldn't rule out coaching there in the future.

"I've got a couple of other things in the works, one involving basketball which I'm intrigued by", Calhoun said, per Dom Amore of the Hartford Courant.

Amore reports that Calhoun is in talks with the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford about becoming the school's first men's basketball coach in 2018. He retired in 2012 with an 877-382 record, which included three national championships at UConn. This would be a shock if it were to come to fruition and, no doubt, instantly put University of St. Joseph on the Division III basketball map.

The former coach hasn't been completely out of basketball since his retirement. Now though, it seems like that coaching itch has returned for Calhoun.

"If I thought I could help the kids there, I'd consider it", Calhoun said of taking a job with the school.

Calhoun was the head man in charge of the Huskies' basketball program for 26 years. "I say, 'I know there were times you never thought you'd miss me. That's what I miss, people getting together, getting on a bus, driving someplace". But the opportunity to get back on the sidelines, possibly at a lower-level school, intrigues him. I'm not sure what I want to yet.

The athletic director at St. Joseph, Bill Carderelli, coached with Calhoun in Storrs in 1986. "Right now there is nothing further to announce".

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