Midland University head men’s basketball coach Rich McGill has announced he will step down from his position at the end of the year.
McGill informed Midland athletic director Keith Kramme of his decision Thursday morning. McGill will continue to coach and teach through the end of the 2010-11 academic year. McGill informed his team of his decision after practice Thursday afternoon.
Rich McGill came to Midland in 1981 and the 2010-11 season marks his 30th season as the head coach of the Warriors. McGill guided two teams to the NAIA National Tournament (’89-’90 and ’99-’00) and to date had coached 845 games as the head coach of the Warriors. He will continue to coach the Warriors through the remainder of the 2010-11 season and will also continue to serve Midland as an Assistant Professor within the Human Performance Major until the end of the academic year.
McGill, a native of West Point, Nebraska, and alumnus of Wayne State College, has coached and taught many young men that have gone on to successful careers in coaching after graduation. Some of McGill’s former players or students that now are or have been in the coaching field include Warrior all-time leader scorer Mark Williams (Fremont High), Chris Paulson (Archbishop Bergan), Brad Jacobsen (Ashland-Greenwood), Mike Weiss (Bishop Neumann), Bill Morrison (Millard West), Fred Ladehoff (North Bend Central), Aaron Meyer (Oakland-Craig), Jim Meister (Roncalli Catholic), Matt Turner (Schuyler) and Kevin Scheef (Wahoo) just to name a few.
McGill, 63, and his wife of 40 years, Carol have four grown children and three grandchildren.