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Calhoun, James A.

Born: 1942 AD
Currently alive, at 78 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Basketball Coach

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.