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UConn Coach Calhoun To Speak At Dedham High School Graduation

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Jim Calhoun, UConn men's basketball coach (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Jim Calhoun, UConn men’s basketball coach (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun is heading back to a Massachusetts high school he once coached to deliver this year’s commencement address.

The Hall of Fame head coach led Dedham High School to a 20-1 record during the 1971-72 season and a berth in the state semifinals. He is scheduled to give the commencement address there June 1.

He went from Dedham to Northeastern University in 1972, and then to UConn in 1986 where he has won three NCAA championships, the most recent in April.

Calhoun, who has won 855 college games, says he will announce sometime in June whether he plans to retire or return to UConn to coach a 40th season of college basketball.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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