(CBS) Former Illinois basketball assistant and state champion high school coach Wayne McClain has passed away at 59, according to the Champaign News-Gazette.
He is survived by his wife Robin, son Sergio, daughter Brindeshie and grandson Sergio Jr., according to the News-Gazette.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Clouds, Showers Possible As Area Awaits Warming Trend
McClain had been hospitalized earlier in the week with pneumonia.READ MORE: Madrigal, Mendick Homer As White Sox Pound Twins 16-4
McClain is one of the state’s most successful high school coaches of all time, leading Peoria Manual to three consecutive state championships from 1995-’97. He later joined Bill Self’s staff at Illinois in 2002-’03, then stayed on as an assistant when Bruce Weber replaced Self, who left for Kansas. McClain was a member of staff during the entire Weber era, which ended following the 2011-’12 season. He also was on staff for one season with Weber at Kansas State.MORE NEWS: Lily Cache Creek Trail Closed In Bolingbrook After Woman, Dog Attacked By Coyote
Most recently, McClain was the coach at Champaign Central High School.