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Jim Calhoun Returning to College Basketball

The UConn coaching legend will be working with a college basketball program for the first time since retiring in 2012.

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Confirming rumblings first reported in mid-August, multiple outlets are saying former UConn head coach Jim Calhoun will be returning to the college ranks with the University of St. Joseph to launch a Division III basketball program in 2018.

The 75-year-old Hall of Famer has worked as an advisor for UConn’s athletic department and color commentator for ESPN since his retirement from UConn in 2012. Glen Miller, a former longtime Husky assistant under both Calhoun and Kevin Ollie who left the program this past offseason, will be working with Calhoun in some capacity, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.

The St. Joseph program will begin putting together a roster as Calhoun and Miller hop onto the recruiting trail while Calhoun works as a consultant. It is believed he will be the head coach once play starts next season though it has not yet been confirmed.