Wayne McClain passed away last week at the age of 59 years old. Wayne died from lung cancer, which he kept away from both his family and friends. That shows the type of man that Wayne truly was. The former Illini assistant coach was always looking out for everyone around him, and his own well being was the last of his concerns. Men like McClain don’t come around too often, but...
In a story about Wayne McClain's death, The Associated Press erroneously reported his age. McClain was 60 years old, not 59.
A corrected version of the story is below:
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Former Illini hoops assistant coach McClain dies
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By DAVID MERCER
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2014
Wayne McClain, the former Illinois assistant men's basketball coach and standout high school coach, died Wednesday. He was 59.
McClain died at a hospital in Urbana after a brief, unspecified illness, Champaign Central High School Principal Joe Williams said. McClain had coached Central's boys basketball team since last season.
Before spending 10 years as an assistant coach at...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2014
Originally posted on ZagsBlog.com:
By JEREMY WOO
Special to ZAGSBLOG
CHICAGO – There was Bill Self. There was John Groce.
And there was Cliff Alexander.
Understandably, it could have been a bit awkward for the big man during Sunday’s Public League quarterfinals at Chicago State University. Alexander’s future and could-have-been head coaches sat courtside, just...