‘Heart Of A Champion’ Honors Jim Calhoun

 

“Heart Of A Champion: A Tribute To Jim Calhoun” was held on Sunday night at Gampel Pavilion to salute and honor the 26-year career of UConn’s Hall of Fame men’s basketball coach. The evening concluded with the renaming of Stadium Road as “Jim Calhoun Way.” Calhoun becomes just the fourth person in the history of the University to have a road named for him on campus.

Hall of Fame Coach Jim Calhoun addresses the hundreds of well-wishers who gathered in Gampel Pavilion Sunday evening to celebrate his 26-year career at UConn. (UConn Athletic Communications Photo)

Hall of Fame Coach Jim Calhoun addresses the hundreds of well-wishers who gathered in Gampel Pavilion Sunday to celebrate his 26-year career at UConn. (UConn Athletic Communications Photo)

The tribute to Coach Calhoun concluded with the renaming of Stadium Road as Jim Calhoun Way. (Alexa Biron/UConn Photo)

The tribute to Coach Calhoun concluded with the renaming of Stadium Road as Jim Calhoun Way. Calhoun is just the fourth person in UConn history to have a road on campus named for him. (Alexa Biron/UConn Photo)

The event featured a number of Calhoun’s former players paying tribute to him including Ray Allen, Richard Hamilton, Kevin Freeman, Steve Pikiell, Rudy Gay, A.J. Price, Donny Marshall, Jake Voskuhl, Kemba Walker, and Ben Gordon. In addition, video greetings were shown from prominent coaches from around the county and Jim Nantz of CBS Sports.