McClain was a Morgan State assistant from 2006-to-2015. During the three-year stretch from 2007-to-2010, Morgan State, under head coach Todd Bozeman, won the MEAC regular season title each year and were conference tournament champs and NCAA Tournament participants in 2009 and ’10. MSU was 72-33 overall (.686), 42-6 during the MEAC regular season (.875) and 31-3 at home (.912) during the span.
The 2007-08 Bears were 22-11 overall, highlighted by a victory over the University of Maryland and a 12-0 home record, and captured the MEAC regular season title with a 14-2 league mark. Morgan State lost a heartbreaker in the MEAC championship game, but competed in the 2008 post-season National Invitation Tournament.
The following year (2008-09) the Bears were 23-12 overall and won their second straight MEAC regular season title with a 13-3 record. That year, MSU breezed through the MEAC Tournament to claim their first conference championship since 1977 and first NCAA Division I Tournament berth.
Morgan State continued its dominance with a second straight MEAC Tournament title and third consecutive regular season crown the next year. The 2009-10 Bears set a school record with 27 wins (27-10) and were 15-1 in the MEAC regular season.
MSU also made three other MEAC Tournament championship game appearances during McClain’s tenure. In addition, he is credited with recruiting players to Morgan State who earned three MEAC Defensive Player-of-the-Year awards, two league Player-of-the-Year honors and two conference Rookies-of-the-Year selections.
Prior to his years at Morgan State, McClain was an assistant coach at Manhattan College in New York (2003-06) and Casper College in Wyoming (1995-03).
While at Manhattan, he helped lead the Jaspers to wins against Florida in the 2004 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and at Maryland in 2006.
Casper College captured the NJCAA Region IX title while McClain was on the staff in 1996. .
Since 2016, McClain has coached Team Melo, an elite 17-and-under AAU team sponsored by NBA star and Baltimore, Md., native Carmelo Anthony. He has led the team to AAU championships each year.
McClain is a 2003 graduate of the University of America (Ala.), where he earned a bachelor’s in Sports Management.
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