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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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Correction: Obit-Wayne McClain story

Oct 22, 2014 • USA TODAY
Before spending several years as an assistant coach at Illinois, McClain made his reputation at Peoria Manual High School, where he started as an assistant coach in 1977 and guided three teams to state titles in his first three seasons as head coach in ... More

Mast remembers McClain as disciplinarian, storyteller

Nov 5, 2014 • The Southern (blog)
A three-time state champion with Peoria Manual High School and his son, Sergio, from 1995-97, McClain was hired by Bill Self as an assistant in 2002 and stayed on staff after former Saluki head coach Bruce Weber kept him on until he was fired in 2012 ... More

Former Illini coaches speak at McClain's funeral

Oct 24, 2014 • The Denver Post
McClain was from Peoria, an industrial city in central Illinois. He first made his name in coaching as an assistant and then as head coach at Peoria Manual High School. There, he won three straight state titles there as coach in the 1990s, and was an ... 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

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

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

Rock Island Football Player's Fundraiser Continues in Peoria

Sep 12, 2014 • CIproud.com
PEORIA - A Rock Island running back is benefitting from ongoing fundraising efforts from one of his opponents. Prince Gbeddeh dislocated his knee during the first football game of the season versus Manual High School. As a result, Gbeddeh lost ... More

Former MLB Star in Peoria

Sep 25, 2014 • CIproud.com
A former major league baseball star and his wife are in central Illinois to speak about their restored lives. Eight-time all-star, Darryl Strawberry and his wife Tracy spoke to students at Manual High School this morning. Drugs and alcohol addictions ... More

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