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Al McClellan
Sport Basketball
Born 1898 or 1899
Died August 23, 1962
Place of death Jamaica Plain Veterans Hospital, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Career highlights
Overall 320-193
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1927-38
1940-43
1945-53
1953-56
Providence
St. Anselm
Boston College
Belmont Abbey

Albert B. "General" McClellan (died August 23, 1962 in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts) was a college basketball coach at Providence, St. Anselm, Boston College, and Belmont Abbey.

McClellan coached St. John's Preparatory School in Danvers, Massachusetts before becoming head coach at Providence in 1927. In his eleven seasons as head coach, the Friars had a 147-65 record. [1] He resigned after the 1938 season due because he felt the school administration was giving more money to the football team at the expense of the basketball program. [2]

McClellan returned to college basketball in 1940 as the head coach of the St. Anselm Hawks. When Boston College decided to reinstate their basketball team in 1945, McClellan was chosen to coach the revived team. He resigned from his position after the 1953 and became the first head basketball coach at Belmont Abbey College. At the time of his resignation, he was BC's winningest basketball coach. McClellan retired from coaching in 1956. [3]

McClellan died on August 23, 1962 at the age of 63.[4][5]

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