LP Grad tapped to be Illinois-Chicago head coach

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois-Chicago has hired former Texas and Michigan assistant Luke Yaklich as coach. The 43-year-old Yaklich is a 1994 graduate of LP high school who went on to play at Illinois State and coached high school ball before serving as an assistant at his alma mater from 2013-2017. He spent two years on John Beilein’s staff at Michigan and last season as associate head coach under Shaka Smart at Texas. Yaklich replaces Steve McClain, who was fired two weeks ago after leading UIC to a 76-93 record in five seasons.