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McCook CC Head Coach resigns; Becomes DBO at UIC

After one season as McCook Community College men’s basketball coach, Kyle Drennan is leaving to take over as Director of Basketball Operations at the University of Illinois-Chicago. “This wasn’t my plan and it was a very difficult decision,” Drennan said. “My plan was to coach here for three or four years, establish myself and prove

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UIC Basketball Staff Update

UIC men’s basketball head coach Luke Yaklich completed his coaching staff by announcing that assistant coach Dee Brown will return for his fourth year with the Flames. Yaklich previously named Will Veasley (March 30) and Brock Erickson (April 1) to his bench to help lead the program. All three bio’s are below: Dee Brown“I am

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OFFICIAL: Yaklich named Head Basketball Coach at UIC

No stranger to the state of Illinois and the Chicagoland area, Luke Yaklich has been named head men’s basketball coach for the UIC Flames, subject to approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. The 43-year-old Yaklich brings 21 years of coaching experience to Chicago and he has helped lead three collegiate programs –

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REPORT: Yaklich headed to UIC

According to multiple reports, Texas associate head coach Luke Yaklich will be named as the next head coach at UIC. Last season was Yaklich’s first at Texas after a two year stint at Michigan. Prior to his time at UM, Yaklich spent four seasons as an assistant at Illinois State. Before joining the college ranks,

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Daily Dirt – 3/16/20

I’ve heard that Parker is running the search at UIC. Some very (very) early names here: former Illinois special assistant Jamall Walker, Kansas assistant Jerrance Howard, Nebraska assistant Armon Gates, and Western Michigan head coach Steve Hawkins. More on this one as it shakes out. Andy Kennedy has been licking his chops for a while

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OFFICIAL: UIC parts ways with Steve McClain

Steve McClain will not return next season as head coach of UIC men’s basketball, Director of Athletics Michael Lipitz announced.   “We thank Coach McClain for his contributions over the past five seasons and sincerely appreciate his efforts on behalf of our program and student-athletes,” said Lipitz. “We are committed to men’s basketball returning to

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REPORT: UIC to part ways with Steve McClain

According to a report by Jeff Borzello, the University of Illinois Chicago will part ways with head basketball coach Steve McClain. McClain led UIC to a 18-17 (10-8 Horizon) record this past season. In his five years at the school, McClain wet 76-93, but really turned the program around after s 5-win first season (averaging

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Illinois Chicago Basketball Staff Update

UIC head men’s basketball coach Steve McClain announced that Dee Brown and Tony Harvey have been added to the staff as assistant coaches for the Flames ahead of the upcoming 2017-18 season. In addition, Phil Gaul has returned to his alma mater to serve as the director of basketball operations. “Our UIC basketball family is

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UIC Dirt…

I have heard from a great source that College of Southern Idaho assistant coach Chris McMillian will be hired as the Director of Player Performance at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  McMillian is a former Wyoming standout who played for current UIC head coach Steve McClain while with the Cowboys.  Before joining the CSI

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