Indiana assistant Steve McClain accepts UIC head coaching job

Indiana assistant coach¬†Steve McClain¬†has accepted the head coaching position at UIC, sources confirmed Saturday to The Catch and Shoot. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman was the first to report the news.

Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images
Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

McClain, who has 33 years of collegiate coaching experience, spent five years on Tom Crean’s staff at Indiana.

UIC was searching for a man with previous head coaching experience, and McClain has that. He ran the ship at Wyoming for 9 seasons, from 1998 to 2007, leading the Cowboys to one NCAA Tournament appearance and three NIT berths.

After four straight seasons without a winning record in the Mountain West Conference, McClain was fired in 2007 with an overall record of 157-115.

McClain also won a National Junior College Championship in 1994 as head coach of Hutchinson Community College.

He replaces Howard Moore, who compiled a 49-111 record in five seasons.

An official announcement is expected by early next week.

Author: Jesse Kramer

Jesse Kramer is the founder of The Catch and Shoot. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has had work featured on SI.com, College Insider, The Comeback/Awful Announcing, and 247Sports.

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