Legendary Peoria High School Coach McClain Passes Away

October 16, 2014


(Urbana, IL)  --  A former University of Illinois assistant basketball coach and state champion head coach at Peoria Manual has died.  Wayne McClain passed away on Wednesday after recently suffering from pneumonia.  The 60-year-old was the current basketball coach at Champaign Central High School, where he led the team to a regional title last year.  McClain is best known for coaching Peoria Manual High School to three straight state basketball championships from 1995 to 1997.

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