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Sampson Receives John McLendon National Coach of the Year Award

HOUSTON – University of Houston Men's Basketball Head Coach Kelvin Sampson was honored Friday as the recipient of the John McLendon Award, presented annually to the nation's top collegiate head coach in NCAA Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA and NJCAA. Now in his seventh season at Houston, Sampson...
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Cleveland State honors pioneer coach John McLendon during Friday night’s game vs. Detroit

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland State honored one of the basketball program’s most impactful coaches during a nationally televised game on Friday night. The Vikings, in coordination with the Horizon League, celebrated the legacy of former Cleveland State men’s basketball head coach -- and 2021 Theodore Roosevelt Award recipient -- John McLendon as the league set Feb. 12 as “John McLendon day” as the Vikings faced off against Detroit Mercy.
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Cleveland State Athletics to Honor Coach John McLendon

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland State Athletics, in conjunction with the Horizon League, will celebrate the life and legacy of former Cleveland State men's basketball head coach, and 2021 Theodore Roosevelt Award recipient, John McLendon, as the League has dubbed February 12th "John McLendon Day." Cleveland State's February 12th contest will air nationally on ESPNU, with tipoff set for 9 p.m.
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Coach John McLendon honored with 2021 NCAA award

John McLendon Named 2021 Theodore Roosevelt Award Recipient. McLendon became the first African American head coach at a predominantly white institution when hired by Cleveland State University in 1966. The “Teddy” is the highest honor the NCAA can confer on an individual. It is named after former President Theodore Roosevelt,...
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