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University of Connecticut, Men's Basketball Championship Collection

Identifier: 1999-0047

Scope and Content

The collection contains publications, memorabilia and related materials documenting the UConn Men's Basketball team's first NCAA championship.


  • Creation: 1998-1999


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.


Men's basketball at the University of Connecticut began with a single game played by what was then Connecticut Agricultural College against Windham High School in January 1901. The college team won, and by 1903, basketball was a varsity sport.


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  1. No coach (1900–1915)
  2. John F. Donahue (1915–1919)
  3. M. R. Schwartz (1919–1921)
  4. J. Wilder Tasker (1921–1922)
  5. Roy Guyer (1922–1923)
  6. Sumner Dole (1923–1927)
  7. Louis Alexander (1927–1931)
  8. John Heldman (1931–1935)
  9. J. O. Christian (1935–1936)
  10. Don White (1936–1945)
  11. Blair Gullion (1945–1946)
  12. Hugh Greer (1946–1963)
  13. George Wigton (1963)
  14. Fred Shabel (1963–1967)
  15. Burr Carlson (1967–1969)
  16. Dee Rowe (1969–1977)
  17. Dom Perno (1977–1986)
  18. Jim Calhoun (1986–2012)
  19. Kevin Ollie (2012-present)

Additional information about UConn athletics is available in the Athletic Communications Office Records or on the UConn Huskies website.


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The collection contains materials associated with the UConn Men's Basketball team's first NCAA Division I Championship in 1999.


Series I: Championship Season (1998-1999)

Acquisition Information

The materials were collected by staff in 1999.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to the University, its history, administration, faculty, staff and students. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

General note

Published Works:

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  1. University of Connecticut Basketball Vault, Whitman Publishing, 2010.
  2. UConn Huskies: Men's basketball, Globe Pequot Press, 2005.
  3. Husky Mania, Villard, 1995.
University of Connecticut, Men's Basketball Championship Collection
Archives & Special Collections staff
2011 February
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
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Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US