Fred Hoiberg’s high school coach is confident his former player will get the Iowa State basketball program turned around. Wayne Clinton was the coach at Ames High School in 1991 when Hoiberg starred for a Little Cyclone team that won the state championship. Clinton says he knew some day it would happen, but didn’t know if it would happen in Ames or in his lifetime.
He says he’s never seen someone with as much ability and self confidence to take on a task and take it to the highest level. Clinton says he was thrilled when he got the news that Hoiberg was the new I.S.U. coach. Clinton says he heard the news but didn’t want to believe it, as he says it was a great fit and he has no doubt that Hoiberg has all the necessary tools to make it a successful program.
These days Clinton is a Story County Supervisor.