Former University of Connecticut men's basketball head coach Jim Calhoun is coming out of retirement to coach Division III St. Joseph Connecticut, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman.
The University of St. Joseph is located in West Hartford, and is a private school comprised of fewer than 3,000 students.
So why did Calhoun decide to come out of retirment? He told USA Today he missed everything about coaching and couldn't resist the offer.
"I terribly missed the coaching on a daily basis," Calhoun said. "I missed the association with the kids."
Calhoun, who retired in 2012, is allowed to begin his coaching duties with St. Joseph once his contract as an advisor with UConn expires in March. This will be St. Joseph's inaugural season with a men's basketball program with Calhoun spear-heading it.
Athletic director Bill Cardarelli is a friend of Calhoun's, and explained that he took a chance asking Calhoun to come out of retirement to lead the team.
"I said, 'Jim why don't you coach with us, I mean we're starting a men's program,'" Cardarelli said. "And he said, 'I'm intrigued.'"
Calhoun's former assistant coach, Glenn Miller, will be following him to St. Joseph as well.
During his 40 years coaching, Calhoun has racked up 873 wins while leading UConn to three national championships in 26 seasons as the Huskies' head coach.