Steve McClain

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Steve McClain
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team UIC
Conference Horizon
Record 23–45 (.338)
Biographical details
Born (1962-08-15) August 15, 1962 (age 55)
Orient, Iowa
Alma mater Chadron State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982–1984 Chadron State (asst.)
1984 Sioux Empire JC (asst.)
1985 Independence CC (asst.)
1986–1991 Hutchinson CC (asst.)
1991–1994 Hutchinson CC
1994–1998 TCU (asst.)
1998–2007 Wyoming
2007–2010 Colorado (asst.)
2010–2015 Indiana (asst.)
2015–present UIC
Head coaching record
Overall 180–160 (.529)
Tournaments (NCAA): 1–1
(NIT): 2–3
(CBI): 1–1
Accomplishments and honors
MWC regular season champion (2001, 2002)
MWC Coach of the Year (2002)

Steve McClain (born August 15, 1962) is the men's head basketball coach at the University of Illinois at Chicago.[1] He had spent the previous five seasons on the staff of the Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team.

As an assistant at Colorado, McClain served as acting head coach during the absence of head coach Jeff Bzdelik for a portion of the 2009–10 season. He helped lead the Buffaloes to a 15–16 record, with seven of those losses coming by six points or less.

McClain was the head basketball coach at Wyoming from 1998 to 2006. In four out of his 9 seasons, Wyoming had made it to either the NCAA tournament, or the NIT tournament. His overall record at Wyoming was 157–115. However, after a disappointing 2006 campaign where he went 17–15, with no NIT berth, he was fired. In the 2002 NCAA tournament, Wyoming made it to the second round, which was their best finish in a long time. He was named the MWC coach of the year that season.

Steve McClain was known for his very animated and intense coaching style during games.[citation needed]

His teams have won two regular season conference championships. In six out of the 8 seasons he has coached in the MWC, at least one of his players has received First team All MWC honors. From 2000 to 2002, the Cowboys won at least 20 games in all three of their seasons, marking the first time that happened in two decades.

Career record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Wyoming Cowboys (WAC) (1998–1999)
1998–99 Wyoming 18–10 7–7 T–4th (Mountain) NIT Second Round
Wyoming Cowboys (Mountain West) (1999–2007)
1999–00 Wyoming 19–12 8–6 T–4th
2000–01 Wyoming 20–10 10–4 T–1st NIT First Round
2001–02 Wyoming 22–9 11–3 1st NCAA Second Round
2002–03 Wyoming 21–11 8–6 T–4th NIT Second Round
2003–04 Wyoming 11–17 4–10 8th
2004–05 Wyoming 15–13 7–7 T–4th
2005–06 Wyoming 14–18 5–11 7th
2006–07 Wyoming 17–15 7–9 5th
Wyoming: 157–115 (.577) 73–71 (.507)
UIC Flames (Horizon) (2015–present)
2015–16 UIC 5–25 3–15 10th
2016–17 UIC 17–19 7–11 6th CBI Semifinals
2017–18 UIC 1–1 0–0
UIC: 23–45 (.338) 10–26 (.278)
Total: 180–160 (.529)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


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