Jim Calhoun left coaching in 2012 after a legendary career that saw him win 873 career games between UConn and Northeastern.
But he returned to the coaching ranks in 2018 at a much lower-profile program, D-III University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, Conn.
On Friday, his Blue Jays defeated Pratt Institute by a score of 105-61, giving Calhoun his 900th NCAA win. He joins Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim and Bob Knight as the only coaches to coach at least 10 seasons in Division I and reach 900 victories.
Calhoun took over Northeastern's program just in 1972, just four years after graduating from American International College. He posted a record of 248-137, leading those Huskies to the NCAA Tournament in five of his final six years with the school before joining the Huskies program where he really made his name.
Calhoun led UConn to three NCAA titles as head coach, including the 2011 NCAA championship in his second-to-last season at the helm. After health problems forced him to take a leave of absence the following season, he announced his retirement prior to the 2012-13 season.
But St. Joseph came calling when they were in search of someone to be the school's first-ever men's basketball coach. The school had previously been an all-female university, but began admitting male students in the fall of 2018. Who better than Calhoun, who was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005.
St. Joseph posted a 16-12 record in its inaugural season, leaving Calhoun 11 wins shy of the 900 mark. Off to an 11-2 start this season, Calhoun now has yet another notch in his coaching belt.