Basketball Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun has formed a close bond with past and present assistant coaches and the Jim Calhoun Coaching Tree continues to grow.
In addition to Calhoun's current staff, seven former assistant coaches were head coaches of NCAA Division I programs throughout the nation for the 2008-09 season.
George Blaney joined the UConn staff in 2000. Blaney was head coach at Holy Cross for 22 years and three season as head coach at Seton Hall. Blaney has 459 wins in 30 seasons as a college head coach.
Tom Moore spent 13 seasons working with Calhoun after coming to UConn in 1994. Moore is the coach at Quinnipiac and became the seventh Calhoun assistant to become a head coach.
Patrick Sellers is in his fifth season at UConn and his first season as an assistant coach. He has previous experience at UMass and Central.
Andre LaFleur, in his eighth year on the UConn staff, played for Calhoun at Northeastern, where he was one of the nation's premier point guards.
Dave Leitao, who played for Calhoun at Northeastern and was on Calhoun's staff at both Northeastern and Connecticut for 18 years, was the head coach at Virginia through the 2009 season before resigning.
Howie Dickenman, a Calhoun assistant at UConn for 10 seasons, is the head coach at Central.
Karl Hobbs, a former UConn captain who assisted Calhoun at UConn for eight seasons, is the head coach at George Washington.
Glen Miller, a Calhoun assistant at UConn for six years, is the head coach at Penn.
Steve Pikiell, who captained UConn's 1989-1990 "Dream Team" and was an assistant in 1991-1992, is head coach at Stony Brook.
Ted Woodward, an assistant in Calhoun's first three years at UConn, is head coach at Maine.