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Holiday Basketball Tournaments

Nov 20, 2009 • Illinois
Several schools across the iHigh.com network will be participating in holiday basketball tournaments over the next few weeks. More

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Legendary Peoria Manual coach Wayne McClain dies at 60

Oct 15, 2014 • Pekin Daily Times
Before spending 10 years as an assistant coach at Illinois, McClain made his reputation at Peoria Manual High School, where he coached teams to state titles in his first three seasons in the mid-1990s. He also helped maintain a pipeline of Peoria ... More

Friends and Co-Workers of Wayne McClain Bus to Champaign for Funeral

Oct 22, 2014 • CIproud.com
PEORIA - Family, friends and loved ones of Peoria basketball icon, Wayne McClain, were mourning his loss at his funeral today in Champaign. The former Manual and University of Illinois basketball coach died last week after a two-year battle with lung ... More

Wayne McClain

Oct 19, 2014 • Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
He continued his leap into sports while attending Bradley University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in physical education, but was not satisfied and went on to earn his master's degree from Illinois State University in Bloomington. Coach ... More

Tears and laughter mix as Wayne McClain is celebrated at memorial

Oct 25, 2014 • Peoria Journal Star
PEORIA — The memory of Wayne McClain now has a seal of approval from the State of Illinois. ... 15, 2015 — which would have been the former Manual High School basketball coach's 61st birthday — and every year thereafter “for eternity,” said state Rep. More

Ernest Harvel

Oct 28, 2014 • Canton Daily Ledger
Ernie was reared in Peoria and graduated from Manual High School in 1966. He served in the US Army from ... He worked at the Brass Foundry in Peoria for several years and retired from Caterpillar, Mapleton Plant, when he was 65. Ernie married Judith R. More

Straight Talk for November 2014

Oct 29, 2014 • The Community Word (blog)
It was a shock, a disappointing shock, when the announcement came that well-known Manual High School and University of Illinois basketball coach, Wayne McClain had died at the young age of 60. While initial news reports said he died from a lung ... More

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Oct 21, 2014 • WGEM
A separate memorial service is planned for Manual High School in Peoria at 5 p.m. on Friday. McClain won three state titles as head coach at Manual in the 1990s before he was hired at Illinois. He later worked at Kansas State before spending last ... More

Self, Weber expected at Wayne McClain funeral

Oct 22, 2014 • Charlotte Observer
Self hired McClain at Illinois and Weber kept McClain on the Illini staff when he took over for Self. McClain also spent a year working for Weber at Kansas State. McClain made his name as a coach at Peoria Manual High School. He won three straight ... More

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