Jeffery McClain has been the Assistant Coach of the Women's Basktball team prior to the 2013-14 season. Originally from Hickman, KY, McClain played one season at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, MO, before transferring to Murray State University. He earned the Racer Hustle Award his junior season, appearing in all 36 games off the MSU bench, and had a critical blocked shot late in the Racers’ NCAA tournament win over Vanderbilt.
Jeff has been instrumental in the recruitment the past two seasons as the women’s basketball team has brought in two very good recruiting classes.
McClain started all 32 games his senior season, averaging 6.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per game, and led the squad in field goal percentage (.583). In all, he appeared in 99 games at MSU, ending his career with 525 points and 458 rebounds. Following his senior season, McClain was given the Popeye Jones – Mr. MSU Award, presented annually to the student-athlete who displays excellence in all areas on and off the court.
After graduating with a degree in Sociology, McClain started working for the Madison County school system where he also coached middle school boys’ basketball. Jeff is currently employed by Madison County Board of Education as a special education teacher. Jeff married Erin Day in 2012 and, during the summer months, together they coach a team associated with Kentucky Premier, a Nike sponsored team co-founded by Head Coach Trent Milby. Prior to coaching with Kentucky Premier, Jeff and Erin coached an AAU program called the Crush. They continue working to provide their players opportunities to gain exposure while matching up with some of the best talent in the country.
He and his wife, Erin, have two sons, Jalen and Jaren, and reside in Richmond.