UConn Huskies Coach Calhoun expected to announce retirement, Assistant Coach Ollie to step into new role
Days before an official announcement is expected to be made, news sources – online and on-air – are announcing that UConn Huskies Coach Jim Calhoun will be retiring, and that Assistant Coach Kevin Ollie will step into a new role as head coach of the men’s basketball program.
Now 70, Calhoun has coached men’s basketball at UConn since 1986.
During Calhoun’s career he has made the Huskies one of the winningest teams in the country, at the same time battling cancer and other illnesses. At the start of the new school year, he suffered a broken hip after falling from a bicycle.
To read the Courant’s report on Calhoun’s career and his anticipated retirement, click on this link http://www.courant.com/sports/uconn-men/hc-hoops-calhoun-0913-20120912,0,3835501.story
Posted September 12, 2012
Related link: “Jim Calhoun, aging like a fine Bordeaux, is fifth coach to win three national titles,” by Vito J. Leo for HTNP Sports, April 5 2011 http://mansfield.htnp.com/2011/04/05/jim-calhoun-aging-like-a-fine-bordeaux-is-fifth-coach-to-win-three-national-titles/
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