Men's Basketball Head Coach Jim Calhoun to Take Medical Leave of Absence


Blaney and Hathaway Comment on Calhoun's Medical Leave of Absence

Jan. 19, 2010

STORRS, Conn. - University of Connecticut Head Men's Basketball Coach Jim Calhoun will take a medical leave of absence from his head coach position, effective immediately, it was announced Tuesday.

The following is a statement from University of Connecticut Health Center physician Peter Schulman, M.D., Jim Calhoun's primary care physician:
"It is my recommendation that Coach Calhoun take a medical leave from his coaching position to address some temporary medical issues, none of which involve any previous medical conditions that he has dealt with."

The following is a statement from UConn Director of Athletics Jeffrey A. Hathaway:
"Our primary concern is Coach Calhoun's health and his complete recovery. We will do everything possible to support Coach during this time. Jim and I both know that the men's basketball program is in very capable hands under the leadership of Associate Head Coach George Blaney."