Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee 2005
After building a strong program at Dedham High School in Massachusetts, Coach Calhoun was recruited by Northeastern University in Boston in 1972. He turned the team into a dominant power in the ECAC North Atlantic Conference, bringing the team from Division II to Division I. Calhoun became head coach of the University of Connecticut Huskies in 1986. Named National Coach of the Year in 1990, Calhoun led the Huskies to their first Big East Championship and the NCAA Elite Eights after only his forth year. He is the first coach in the history of the NCAA to have won at least 250 games at two different Division I schools. He was named Big East Coach of the Year in 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1998. He coached UCONN to National Championships in 1997 and 2004.
Head Coach, University of Connecticut