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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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Illinois House makes 'Wayne McClain Day' official

Dec 3, 2014 • Peoria Journal Star
McClain began his coaching career as an assistant for the boys basketball team at Peoria Manual High School in 1977, according the House resolution. In each of McClain's first three years as head coach, starting with the 1994-95 season, Manual won the ... More

Manual-Champaign Central 'Strange Game' for Booth

Dec 12, 2014 • CIproud.com
WMBD/WYZZ-TV - PEORIA, Ill. - It's going to be strange and Derrick Booth knows it. When the Manual coach shakes hands with his opponent on Friday night, he'll be looking into the eyes of a friend. And an all-time Manual High School great. Booth's rams ... 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

Ex Illini Coaches Mourn Passing of Wayne McClain

Oct 22, 2014 • CBS Local
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

Art teacher, 28, faces 10 years in jail after asking a 15-year-old student to ...

Feb 4, 2013 • Daily Mail
Amanda Ludwig appeared in court today following her arrest on Friday during a high school basketball match in Peoria, Illinois. The ninth grade art teacher from Manual High School in Peoria was charged with one count of enticement of a minor and is ... 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

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

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