WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – Hall-of-Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun is coming out of retirement to help build a new Division III program at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford.

The school, with an enrollment of about 2,500 students, made the appointment official at a news conference on Thursday.

The 75-year-old Calhoun won 873 games during a 40-year coaching career, leading UConn to three national championships during his 26 seasons with the Huskies.

He retired in 2012 and has been working in an advisory role at UConn and as an analyst with ESPN.

St. Joseph plans to begin playing basketball in 2018-19.

Calhoun is still under contract at UConn and cannot take the title of coach at St. Joseph for now, but says his role as program architect will be further defined at a later date.

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