Coach Cal ended all speculation today that he was ready to hang it up by issuing a statement announcing his intentions to return for the 2009-10 season.
"It is my full intention to return for the 2009-10 season," Calhoun said in a statement. "I look forward to coaching next season and to continuing as the head coach at Connecticut into the future. In many ways, the journey of this past season has made me realize how much I love coaching this game, how much I love my kids and how much I enjoy being at Connecticut."
"I am very excited that Coach Calhoun will continue as our head men's basketball coach," said UConn Director of Athletics Jeffrey Hathaway. "We look forward to continued success in our men's basketball program for years to come under the leadership of our Hall of Fame coach."
According to The Courant, Calhoun's contract runs through next season.