Legendary college basketball coach Jim Calhoun has been accused of sexual discrimination and misogynistic remarks in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday against his current school, the University of St. Joseph.

The suit, filed by former associate athletic director Jaclyn Piscitelli against the Division III Connecticut college in US District Court, does not name Calhoun, 77, as a defendant, but alleges that he contributed to a culture that was hostile to women.

Calhoun — who coached the men’s team at the University of Connecticut from 1986 through 2012, leading the Huskies to three national championships —  allegedly called Piscitelli “hot” and ordered her to clean up coffee grounds he had dropped, saying it was something his wife would do, the suit claims.

Piscitelli alleges that she was fired by the University of St. Joseph after speaking up about the conduct of male athletic officials including Calhoun, who was hired by the school in 2018 to head its men’s basketball program.

“Jackie Piscitelli had a job she loved and excelled at in an environment in which she generally felt respected and valued as a professional,” said lawyer Magdalena Wiktor of Madsen, Prestley and Parentau, which is representing Piscitelli.

“Rather than protecting Jackie and her female colleagues from further harassment and discrimination, USJ not only condoned this ‘boys’ club’, it fired Jackie in retaliation for daring to speak out against it,” Wiktor added.

A spokeswoman for the school said that it is reviewing the lawsuit.

“The University of Saint Joseph takes compliance with all matters relating to Title IX very seriously,” said Diana Sousa in a statement. “The University does not comment on pending litigation.”

Calhoun, inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005, was tight-lipped when The Hartford Courant reached him by phone, saying, “I have no comment.”

With Post Wires