GETTING TO KNOW COACH MCGEE - UW-MILWAUKEE

Q:  Coach, can you give us all a little background on yourself?

A:  I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and I attended Rufus King High School. After high school I attended Kirkwood Community College located in Iowa. Following Kirkwood, I attending Southwest Missouri State which is now Missouri State where I received my 4 year degree. After graduating from Missouri St, I played professionally in Scotland, England, Cyprus and Germany. My coaching career began as a graduate assistant at Grand Valley State University which is located in Michigan. After Grand Valley State I got a job as an assistant coach at Southern Illinois University where I spent six seasons. I am currently an assistant coach at UW-Milwaukee. I have been married to my beautiful wife for 2 years and we have an 18 month old son and one on the way that's due in October.

Q:  Why did you get into the coaching business?

A:  I wanted to get into coaching because I want to help young men reach their goals of playing basketball at a high level. I also want to help them in working towards getting their degree. From a basketball standpoint, I want to do whatever I can to help our players work towards a goal of winning a national championship.

Q:  Can you describe yourself using 3 words.

A:  God Fearing, Loyal and Hardworking

Q:  Can you give us a brief description of your coaching philosophy?

A:  My coaching philosophy is that I want to play an uptempo brand of basketball. On the defensive end, I want to be stingy, gritty and tough. Our young men will have to be tough, hardworking, skilled, willing and obedient. I’m a firm believer in player development, I want to make sure that our players are well rounded.

Q:  What traits are important to you when you are recruiting a player?

A:  Important traits that are important in recruiting to me are skill Level, how hard a player works, if a player is a competitor and I watch how they treat people around them.

Q:  What do you feel is the most important message that you leave your players with after they graduate?

A:  I want to leave our players with the message that they should always taking ownership in whatever they do and to investing themselves. 
 

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