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2016 Hall of Fame Inductees: McClinton Brown, Jr. & Thurston McClain

October 30, 2016


McClinton Brown, Jr.

McClinton Brown, Jr. is from Indianapolis started teaching and coaching at McKinley Technology High School in 1970. He has won a city track and field championship at McKinley (1978) and coached girls’ basketball at Calvin Coolidge High School for 20 years winning the city league championship three times. He received his Certified Athletic Administrator and he was inducted into The District of Columbia Coaches Hall of Fame for Girls’ Basketball and Boys’ Track and Field in 2006. He was inducted into the National High School Coaches Hall of Fame for Girls’ Basketball in 2006. He served as Athletic Director at McKinley Tech H.S. for three years, Calvin Coolidge H.S. four years and Phelps ACE High School for four years. He is currently retired from teaching a member and Trustee at Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ.


Thurston McClain

Thurston played outside linebacker and defensive end at Coolidge during the rivalry in 1971-73, winning two of those games under Coach Bob Headen. He was named All-Metropolitan in 1973 and played on the DC coach All-Star Team. After graduating Cardozo, he played at Langston University, graduated and moved back to DC where he coached for Cardozo and other surrounding schools. He recently has retired from 34 years of service with the Alexandria City Fire Department.

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