Carlton men’s basketball head coach Guy Calland has announced his retirement

Northfield, Min.- Guy Kalland, The all-time leading scorer at Carlton College, announced his retirement Monday as head coach of the men’s basketball program. Calend holds the coaching record of 506-439 (.535) and is one of only 5 men’s basketball coaches to have achieved at least 500 successes at an NCAA school in Minnesota.

“This decision requires a lot of thought and consideration,” Kalland said. “Carlton College, the Pear Department, and our men’s basketball programs have meant a lot to me over the last 38 years.

“I want to spend more time with my wife Linda, our daughter Abby, son-in-law Ryan and our grandson Cade. It’s been a great trip and I’m proud to be at Carlton for almost four decades.

Carlton ended its 2021-22 season with an overall record of 16-7, and went 13-5 in the MIAC Play, finishing third in the conference standings and advancing to the MIAC Playoff Quarterfinals.

Guy KallandCarlton’s legacy is seen not only in the achievements of the men’s basketball program, but also in the guidance of many students who have influenced him throughout his career, ”said Carlton President Allison Byrne. Gain valuable life lessons in integrity and character through his leadership. In the tradition of the best liberal arts, Guy is first and foremost a teacher. His student-athletes and the entire Carlton community will miss him.

Calland has led his teams to the postseason a total of 24 times, including 15 in the last 21 seasons and 23 in the last 33 seasons. During his tenure, the Knights won the MIAC regular-season title in the 2005-06 and 2010-11 seasons, the MIAC Playoffs title in 2010, and the NCAA Championship qualifiers in 2006 and 2010. He has been honored three times this year (2006, 2011, 2017) and was named West Region Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) in 2006.

Kalland will remain on staff until the current contract expires on June 30. The search to replace him will begin soon.

“Our entire Pierre Department shares our congratulations on Guy’s retirement, and we thank him for his remarkable contributions over the past 38 years,” said Carlton, athletic director. Gerald Young. “He represented our men’s basketball program, our department and Carlton as a whole, and gave many classes during his tenure.

“We are proud that Guy chose to make his career at Carlton, and everyone who had the opportunity to influence him in college was great at it. His passion for the game of basketball and coaching is second to none.”

On January 12, 2022, Calland achieved the 500th victory of his career with a 65-55 victory at Bethel University. In doing so, he coached at least 500 career games with three NCAA divisions and became the 14th active men’s basketball coach. Division III coach to do so. A total of 244 men’s basketball coaches with three divisions have won at least 500 NCAA games.

Calland has coached two Justin’s Trophy finalists (recognizing this award as the best NCAA Division III Student-Athlete for excellence in the classroom, on the court and in the community), four All-America Recognized Players, and 22 All-Region Award winners. .

Calland graduated from Concordia College-Moorhead in 1974 with a degree in English, Physical Education and Health, and was a member of the Cobar baseball team. He received his postgraduate degree from the University of Minnesota while serving as an assistant basketball coach during the 1979-80 season. Calland taught and coached at two high schools in Minnesota, Eagle Bend and Canon Falls, for five years prior to the season with Golden Gophers. Prior to moving to Carlton in 1984, he spent four years at Inverhills Community College, where his 1981-82 team was the Minnesota Community College State Champion and Region 13 runner-up.

In addition to his duties as head coach of men’s basketball, Calland was the offensive line coach of the Carlton Football Program from 1984-94. He is Professor of Physical Education and served as Chair of the Department of Pierre during the 2004-05 academic year.

He won 500+ men’s badminton at a single Minnesota NCAA college
WL Record – Coach (School, Years)
786-556 – Jim Smith (St. John’s, 1964-2015) [51 seasons])
592-248 – Steve Fritz (St. Thomas, 1980-2011) [31 seasons])
591-207 – Joe Hutton (Hamline, 1931-1965) [34 seasons])
533-317 – Mark Hanson (Gustavus, 1990-2022) [32 seasons])
506-439 – Guy Kalland (Carlton, 1984-2022 [38 seasons])

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