While he begins his first season as a full-time Men's Basketball staff member in 2016-17, Mikhail McLean is no stranger to the Cougars.
McLean joined the Cougars as assistant director for player development in the summer of 2016. In that role, he assists Director of Player Development Hollis Price in variety of administrative responsibilities essential to the program's success.
He entered the professional ranks with the Cougars in internal operations during the 2015-16 season.
As a player with the Cougars from 2010 to 2015, McLean was the epitome of the term student-athlete.
On the court, he competed in 101 games during his collegiate career with 34 starts. He scored a career-high 14 points against crosstown-rival Rice as a senior and grabbed 10 rebounds at TCU in 2012 before being sidelined with a foot injury.
In the classroom, he was as four-time member of the conference Commissioner's Honor Roll/All-Academic Team during his career and received the Conference USA Winter Spirit of Service Award in 2013.
McLean received his bachelor's degree in health promotions in three years from the University of Houston in 2013. He followed that with his master's degree in health education from UH in 2015.
He and his wife, Arrion, were married in August 2017.