Ex-USM athletic director McLellan dies at 81
by Associated Press
Published: October 2,2013
Tags: athletic director, athletics, Clemson University, Conference USA, death, education, educator, H.C. "Bill" McLellan, higher education, Institution of Higher Learning, obituary, postsecondary education, public university, sports, university, University of Southern Mississippi
HATTIESBURG — Former Southern Mississippi athletic director H.C. “Bill” McLellan has died after a short illness. He was 81.
McLellan, who died early Monday, led the Southern Miss athletic department from 1986-99 and helped the Golden Eagles become a charter member of Conference USA in 1996. The Southern Miss athletic budget grew from $2.7 million to nearly $10 million per year during his tenure.
The Dillon, S.C., native played football at Clemson and served in the university’s athletic department for nearly 30 years, including a 14-year stint as athletic director, before coming to Hattiesburg.
He was inducted into the Southern Mississippi Hall of Fame in 2001.
Southern Miss said a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow, in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church in Greenville, S.C.
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