Davidson head men’s basketball coach Bob McKillop is spending part of his summer guiding the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games team.McKillop opened training camp on June 24 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The camp featured 26 of the top college players in the country. Along with Michigan’s John Beilein and South Carolina’s Frank Martin, the team’s assistant coaches, McKillop was slated to trim the roster down to 12 by the end of camp on July 1.The World University Games, held every other year, are scheduled to be played July 7-16 in Kazan, Russia. Team USA has not won gold at the event in eight years.McKillop led the USA 18-under National Team to a silver medal at the 2008 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Argentina. As an assistant at the 2003 Junior World Championship Qualifying Tournament, McKillop helped the USA U18 National team to a bronze medal.Davidson’s Ray Beltz accompanied McKillop to serve as Team USA’s athletic trainer.North Meck coach honoredFormer North Mecklenburg basketball coach and athletic director Leroy Holden was selected as one of the top 100 coaches in the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s history.The list of “100 To Remember: Coaches” was chosen by a committee of statewide school administrators, coaches and media as part of the NCHSAA’s centennial celebration.Holden, a Charlotte native, worked in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for more than 40 years, including 38 at North Meck. He led the Vikings to 464 wins on the basketball court, making six regional tournament appearances and reaching the 1987 4A state championship game.Holden was inducted into the N.C. Athletic Directors Association Hall of Fame last year. The North Meck basketball court is named after the former coach.Former Trojans also selectedBandys basketball coaches Bill Bost and Mike Matheson were also among the 100 coaches honored by the NCHSAA.Between 1970 and 1988, Bost led the Bandys’ boys’ basketball team to a 341-143 record, while also helping the Lady Trojans to a 181-35 mark and the 1977 3A state championship. Bost is a member of the NCHSAA Hall of Fame.Matheson led the Bandys’ girls’ basketball team to four 2A state championships between 1979 and 1989. Matheson, who died of cancer at age 41, had a 268-29 record. The South Iredell High graduate is a member of the Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame and the NCHSAA Hall of Fame.Wrestling coach named to listSouth Iredell coach Bill Mayhew, North Carolina’s winningest coach in dual-team wrestling, also appears on the “100 To Remember: Coaches” list.In his 31 years at South Iredell, he has never had a losing season. He led the Vikings to the 1986 state championship and three Western N.C. High School Activities Association titles.A conference coach of the year 23 times, Mayhew, also a former football head coach, has been inducted into the NCHSAA and the National Wrestling hall of fames.
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