Calhoun, James A.
1942 - Born on the 10th of May in Braintree, Massachusetts. American basketball coach.
- He was a standout on the basketball, football, and baseball teams at Braintree High School.
1957 - At the age of 15, he left schooling to take care of his large family, including five siblings.
1968 - Calhoun graduated with a bachelor's degree in sociology from American International College.
- Began his coaching career at Lyme-Old Lyme High School in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
- Calhoun embarked on a coaching career that would take him from Dedham High School to Huntington Avenue and Northeastern.
1972 - Head basketball coach for Northeastern University.
1986 - Calhoun was named the head coach at the University of Connecticut.
- Calhoun departed Northeastern following the season and a fifth NCAA Tournament berth, for Storrs, Connecticut and the University of Connecticut, where he turned that program into a national powerhouse.
1999 - Won his first NCAA national championship.
2003 - On 3rd of February, he announced that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
2004 - Calhoun led the Huskies to another national championship.
2005 - Jim Calhoun joined an elite club, becoming one of only 19 coaches in NCAA Division I basketball history to reach the 700-win plateau when UConn beat Georgetown, 83-64.
- James A. Calhoun was inducted into the Hall of Fame for his coaching achievements in the sport of basketball and overall contributions to the Northeastern athletic program.
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