Following up on my tweet from yesterday, Terrance McGee has officially been named as the new head men’s basketball coach at NJCAA D1 Wabash Valley College. Here’s the release from the school:
Wabash Valley has named Terrance McGee as the new head men’s basketball coach, it was announced by Athletic Director Luke Scheidecker on Wednesday.
McGee takes over a proud program which has won 15 Region 24 and 13 Great Rivers Athletic Conference championships, in addition to one NJCAA Division I national title. The Warriors have been home to four First Team NJCAA All-American players and a total of 18 All-American selections.
“Terrance McGee’s impressive track record as a player and coach will be instrumental in recruiting the right players for the program and building a culture of excellence on and off the court,” said Scheidecker.
“I am excited for Terrance McGee to begin a new era in the proud history of Wabash Valley basketball.”
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, McGee comes to WVC from SIU-Edwardsville of the Ohio Valley Conference, where he spent the last year as an assistant coach. Prior to that, he spent five seasons with the Milwaukee Panthers of the Horizon League.
Before Milwaukee, McGee spent six years at SIU-Carbondale of the Missouri Valley Conference as an assistant to Barry Hinson, who he had played for as a student-athlete at Missouri State. During his time with the Salukis, he was heavily involved in recruiting a 22-win team.
McGee also spent two seasons as an assistant at Division II Grand Valley State, including a 19-8 mark and third-place finish in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in 2011.
In college, McGee was a standout player for Hinson at Missouri State. As a senior, he averaged 14.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game, and was a First Team All-Missouri Valley Conference selection.
McGee was already familiar with the Wabash Valley program, as he worked to recruit Warrior players over the years. He has since gotten a closer look.
“I had recruited players from Wabash Valley before, throughout my coaching career,” he said. “Then, during the interview process, I got to meet a lot of people that work there. It’s a family community, and that’s a big deal to me.”
As to what Warrior fans can expect from a McGee-coached team, he said “we are going to compete every day, even in practice. I believe that iron sharpens iron. We are going to put ourselves through the toughest of the tough. So that when we get to the game, they can’t show us anything we haven’t seen.”
McGee earned his bachelor’s degree from Missouri State. He and his wife, Quianna, have two sons, Jaylen, and Noah.