WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) men's basketball team and Blue Jays' fans can reflect on what was an unforgettable 2018-19 inaugural season, as ESPN gets set to debut an all-new original series this weekend, The Calhoun Project.
The Calhoun Project is a four-part E:60 Original Series centered around Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun who came out of retirement and helped launch the new men's basketball program at USJ. ESPN has released the plot summary for the first episode which airs for the first time Sunday, March 10, at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN:
"Retirement is not for everyone. Moving on from something you've excelled at your entire life is especially difficult for elite athletes and coaches. Jim Calhoun is an example of that, but his story is different. The Hall of Fame coach is now 76 years old, seven years removed from leading the powerhouse program he built at Connecticut that won three national championships. When Calhoun decided to return to coaching, he started from scratch, at a school with no men's basketball program. In the first installment of The Calhoun Project, a four-part E:60 Original Series, we learn that it's an opportunity Calhoun needs now more than ever."
Producers of The Calhoun Project John Minton III and Dan Lindberg also sat down Wednesday with the voice of Blue Jays Men's Basketball, Joe D'Ambrosio, and his partner, Ray Dunaway, on WTIC News Talk 1080 to discuss the upcoming docu-series.
A new episode of the four-part E:60 Original Series will air each of the next four Sunday's at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN with the finale airing on March 31.