Connecticut head coach Jim Cahoun will leaving his coaching duties in whathe university is calling a medical leave.
“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,” said his physician, Dr. Peter Schulman of the University of Connecticut Health Center.
Calhoun has coached for 38 years, with this being his 24th season with Connecticut. On February 3, 2003, after the worst home loss of his career, a 34-point loss to Boston College, Calhoun announced that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Calhoun has been a three-time cancer survivor but according to UConn spokesman Kyle Muncy, Calhoun’s leave is neither heart- nor cancer-related and he won’t need to be hospitalized.