Steve McClain

Steve McClain (born August 15, 1962)

Current position: Special assistant to the head coach
Current team: Texas Longhorns (Head coach: Rodney Terry)
Current conference: Southeastern Conference (SEC)
Teams coached: Wyoming Cowboys, UIC Flames
Wyoming record: 157-115 (.577)
UIC record: 76-93 (.450)
Overall record^: 233-208 (.528)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (2002)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  3  (1999, 2001, 2003)
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2017)
  • CIT Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 2018)
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2018)
  • Mountain West Regular Season Champion:  2  (2001, 2002)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2023-present Texas (asst)
2022-2023 Texas (special asst)
2020-2022 Georgia (asst)
2015-2020 UIC
2012-2015 Indiana (assoc. HC)
2010-2012 Indiana (asst)
2007-2010 Colorado (asst)
1998-2007 Wyoming
1994-1998 TCU (asst)
1991-1994 Hutchinson CC
1986-1991 Hutchinson CC (asst)
1985-1986 Independence CC (asst)
1984-1985 Sioux Empire JC
1982-1984 Chadron State (asst)

Steve McClain Facts

  • Steve McClain
  • Born August 15, 1962
  • Hometown: Orient, Iowa
  • Alma Mater: Chadron State College (BA, 1982)
  • First coaching job was at his alma mater, Chadron State College in Nebraska, as an assistant for two seasons
  • Spent one year as head coach at Sioux Empire JC (IA) before working as an assistant at Independence CC (KS) and Hutchinson CC (KS)
  • Took over as head coach at Hutchinson in 1991, going 91-16 (.850) in three seasons and winning the National Junior College Championship in 1994 – he was honored as National Junior College Coach of the Year that same season
  • Joined the D-I ranks as an assistant to Billy Tubbs at TCU for four seasons before getting the head coaching job at Wyoming in 1998
  • Spent time as an assistant to Jeff Bzdelik at Colorado and an assistant turned associate head coach to Tom Crean at Indiana
  • Hired in April 2015 as the new head coach of the UIC Flames
    • After winning just 5 games in his first season, reached the CBI semifinals in year two and were CIT runner-up in year three
    • Fired in March 2020 after five seasons, during which time he went 76-93 overall
  • Reunited with Crean in April 2020, spending the next two seasons on his staff at Georgia as an assistant coach
  • Joined the coaching staff at Texas in 2022 as special assistant to head coach Chris Beard and later as an assistant under Rodney Terry

Steve McClain Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only