Purple Knights News · Caldwell to sit this one out

Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell holds the Lamar Hunt Trophy after the Colts’ 30-17 win over the New York Jets in the AFC Championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, in Indianapolis. The Colts advance to the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)


Blessed with over four decades of coaching experience, Jim Caldwell currently finds himself a free agent.

His contract with the Miami Dolphins expired last February and the Beloit native and former NFL head coach plans on being selective about his next employer. He’s also in no hurry.

“I’ll see what happens next year and if there’s something that piques my interest,” said Caldwell, 65, in a phone interview from Clemmons, N.C., where he currently resides.

Despite not having a steady current coaching gig, Caldwell isn’t ready for the rocking chair.

“I’m staying pretty busy,” Caldwell said. “Being quarantined at home, I get a lot of phone calls and I’m involved in a lot of Zoom conferences. There have been a lot. I’ve been mentoring groups of younger coaches who have interest in being college or assistant coaches in college or the National Football League. I’ve had schematic talks as well as leadership conversations.”

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