According to the Tampa Bay Times, McElwain and his wife, Karen, agreed to sell their home for $1.4 million in January, well below the $1.8 million price tag they paid in 2015, to a family with two disabled children.
The former Gator coach apparently rejected the low offer initially but upon learning that the Staab family had two children that suffer from dystonia, which is a rare form of muscle contractions that can cause abnormal movements and postures, McElwain accepted the deal. The Staabs wanted McElwain's home because it was complete with ramps, lifts and wide hallways from a previous owner that were great for a wheelchair.
"Because the McElwains have a good heart", said their real estate agent, Daurine Wehbe told TampaBay.com. Their 17-year-old daughter Samantha has shown symptoms of the disease as well and at times has trouble walking, the Times reported. "'But this is what I can do'".
The Staab's called McElwain's realtor and offered $1.4 million.
McElwain, 56, was hired by MI in February to coach the wide receivers.
You can check out the full story at the Tampa Bay Times here. "No one appreciates that".
The 56-year-old Montana native, who parted ways with the Gators last October, hadn't officially listed the house for sale when an offer came in from Rick Staab.
Rick Staab said he doesn't know the exact reason why the McElwains chose to help them, but he has a few ideas. He finished 22-12 in Gainesville.
Oh, and one more thing: When the McElwain's left their home, they left pool tables, poker tables and even a Florida Gator buggy for the Staab family to enjoy. Rick said. "I just don't think we should judge people based on coaching".