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Hall of Fame Coach Jim Calhoun Accused of Sex Discrimination

Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun accused of sexual discrimination by former associate athletic director at University of Saint Joseph.

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    Calhoun Accused of Sex Discrimination in Lawsuit

    Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun is named in a sex discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of St. Joseph.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019)

    Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun has been accused of sexual discrimination by a former associate athletic director at the University of Saint Joseph, the Division III school where Calhoun now works. 

    Jaclyn Piscitelli filed a lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court against the small Catholic school, which began admitting men in 2018. 

    She alleges she was fired after complaining about the conduct of men in the athletic department, including the 77-year-old Calhoun, after he was hired to form and coach the school's men's basketball team. 

    She alleges, among other things, that the former UConn coach once called her “hot” and on another occasion forced her to clean up coffee grounds he spilled, telling her it was something his wife would do for him at home. 

    NBC Connecticut reached out to the University of Saint Joseph and the school released the following statement:

    “We have received and are reviewing the lawsuit. The University of Saint Joseph takes compliance with all matters relating to Title IX very seriously. The University does not comment on pending litigation.” 

    The Associated Press left a message seeking comment Wednesday with Calhoun, who is not name as a defendant in the lawsuit.