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MORGANTOWN, WV — Jordan McCabe, who led the Kaukauna Galloping Ghosts to its only two state basketball championships, is returning to the school where he began his college career as an assistant coach.

McCabe announced on Twitter he would be joining the staff of Josh Eilert, a former assistant who takes over as interim head coach of the West Virginia basketball program.

The staff has seen a major shakeup after former head coach Bob Huggins announced his resignation following a drunken driving arrest.

McCabe left for West Virginia following his graduation from Kaukauna High School in 2018.

He led the Ghosts to state basketball titles in 2016 and 2018.

McCabe saw his playing time dwindle after three seasons at West Virginia and announced in 2021 he was leaving for the University of Nevada Las Vegas after the Mountaineers were eliminated from the NCAA tournament.

He played for two seasons at UNLV.

“We are elated to have Jordan back with Mountaineer basketball,” Eilert said in a statement. “We are fortunate to have a former point guard on our staff. He will be able to develop our guards and help them with the vision of where we are going. He, too, is wonderful with people in creating and maintaining relationships.”

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.