Feb. 11, 2010
STORRS, Conn. - University of Connecticut Head Men's Basketball Coach Jim Calhoun has returned to his position following a medical leave of absence.
Coach Calhoun returned to the office this morning and has assumed his complete coaching responsibilities with no restrictions.
"I am excited to return to the team and my coaching staff," said Calhoun. "I appreciate the hard work by the staff and team in my absence and am looking forward to being back on the court for practice this afternoon and moving forward. I am especially thankful to people for their support during the past three weeks, but also for the respect and privacy that everyone has provided me during this time. Dr. Schulman, my primary care physician, and I both felt that the time away was important for my personal and professional well-being and that I am ready to move ahead from this point at full speed."
Coach Calhoun went on a temporary medical leave on January 19. He missed seven games during that time, during which the Huskies went 3-4.