Denver Post: Steve McClain expected to be new IU assistant

  • 04/19/2010 1:50 pm in

According to a report in today’s Denver Post, Steve McClain is expected to leave Colorado, who will announce Tad Boyle as its new head coach, to become an assistant coach at Indiana.

Boyle, whose team was 25-8 this past season, was selected over former Metro State coach Mike Dunlap and current CU assistant Steve McClain, who is expected to leave to take an assistant’s job at Indiana, according to a source. Boyle is expected to be introduced as head coach at a news conference later today but CU has not yet released a time.

The 48 year-old McClain, who served as the associate head coach at Colorado for the past two seasons, was considered a leading candidate to take over for Jeff Bzdelik, who left for Wake Forest. He was the head coach at Wyoming from 1998 to 2006, where he led the Cowboys to four postseason appearances.

For now, we’ll treat this for what it is: A report from a “source” published by The Denver Post.

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  • collegiateref

    Since I am a fellow official…I will not comment about what I have personally seen and witnessed on the court…

    I will say this…he did make progress in my mind as a young man recently at an AAU tournament…

    I will not go in to detail…but he made amends for some of my questions about him…

  • it's Indiana

    I just read an article describing it as “uptempo Princeton style.” The “Princeton” twist makes me feel better. Lets get some more back door cuts in there.

  • marcusgresham

    Depth, as well, can be a contributing factor to losing leads in the 2nd half. You can only go so hard for so long (“that's what she said.”)